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English adjective: multivalent

1. multivalent used of the association of three or more homologous chromosomes during the first division of meiosis


Attributevalence, valency


Domain categorygenetic science, genetics


Antonymsunivalent, bivalent, double

2. multivalent having more than one valence, or having a valence of 3 or higher


Synonymspolyvalent


Attributevalence, valency


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry


Antonymsmonovalent, univalent

3. multivalent having many values, meanings, or appeals


SamplesSubtle, multivalent allegory.


Synonymsmulti-valued


Similarambiguous


Antonymsunambiguous









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