HyperDic: univalent

English > 2 senses of the word univalent:
ADJECTIVEallunivalentused of a chromosome that is not paired or united with its homologous chromosome during synapsis
allunivalent, monovalenthaving a valence of 1
English > univalent: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningUsed of a chromosome that is not paired or united with its homologous chromosome during synapsis.
Example"a univalent chromosome"
Categorygenetics, genetic scienceThe branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
Attribute ofvalence, valency(biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate
Oppositebivalent, doubleUsed of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis
multivalentUsed of the association of three or more homologous chromosomes during the first division of meiosis
Spanishmonovalente
English > univalent: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving a valence of 1.
Synonymmonovalent
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Attribute ofvalence, valency(chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals
Oppositepolyvalent, multivalentHaving more than one valence, or having a valence of 3 or higher
Spanishmonovalente, univalente

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