HyperDic: valence

English > 2 senses of the word valence:
NOUNattributevalence, valency(biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate
attributevalence, valency(chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals
valence > pronunciation
Soundsvey'lahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > valence: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaning(biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate.
Synonymvalency
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
Attributesbivalent, doubleUsed of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis
monovalentContaining only one kind of antibody
multivalentUsed of the association of three or more homologous chromosomes during the first division of meiosis
polyvalentContaining several antibodies each capable of counteracting a specific antigen
univalentUsed of a chromosome that is not paired or united with its homologous chromosome during synapsis
Broaderpower, powerfulnesspossession of controlling influence
Spanishvalencia
Catalanvalència
English > valence: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaning(chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals; their combining power given in terms of the number of hydrogen atoms (or the equivalent).
Synonymvalency
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Attributesmonovalent, univalentHaving a valence of 1
polyvalent, multivalentHaving more than one valence, or having a valence of 3 or higher
Narrowercovalence, covalencyvalence characterized by the sharing of electrons in a chemical compound
Broaderpower, powerfulnesspossession of controlling influence
Spanishvalencia
Catalanvalència
Adjectivesbivalent, divalenthaving a valence of two or having two valences
pentavalenthaving a valence of five
tetravalenthaveing a valence of four
trivalenthaving a valence of three
valent(chemistry) having valence

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