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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis; Having a valence of two or having two valences.

Usage examples (38)
  • Its bivalent, meaning it can run on either natural gas or gasoline, but it always starts in gasoline mode.
  • Especially multiple, bivalent and trivalent vaccinations!
  • By now, fatigue turns otherwise complicated thoughts into bivalent minutiae.
  • In particular, both of you seem to be taking a rather bivalent view of what privilege is. for more
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  • "Bivalence" is the ability of an atom to combine with two other atoms, while "bivalents" are double chromosomes.
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