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Webster 1913 Edition


Univalent

U-niv′a-lent

,
Adj.
[
Uni-
+ L.
valens
,
-entis
, p. pr. See
Valence
.]
(Chem.)
Having a valence of one; capable of combining with, or of being substituted for, one atom of hydrogen; monovalent; – said of certain atoms and radicals.

Definition 2022


univalent

univalent

English

Adjective

univalent (not comparable)

  1. (chemistry) Having a valence of 1, or having only one valence.
  2. (genetics) Of, or relating to, a chromosome that is not paired with its homologous chromosome during synapsis.
  3. (complex analysis, of a (holomorphic) function) (Holomorphic and) injective.

Synonyms

Noun

univalent (plural univalents)

  1. (genetics) Any univalent chromosome.