Having the combining power (valence) of 3.

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tri·va·lent (')trī-'vā-lənt adj
1) having a chemical valence of three
2) conferring immunity to three different pathogenic strains or species <a \trivalent influenza vaccine>
trivalent n a group of three synapsed homologous chromosomes in meiosis

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tri·va·lent (tri-vaґlənt) 1. having a valence of three. 2. effective against three different entities, as diseases or strains of a pathogen.

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  • trivalent — trivalent, ente [ trivalɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1866; de tri et valent ♦ Chim. Qui possède la triple valence. Corps trivalent. N. f. TRIVALENCE . ● trivalent, trivalente adjectif Dont la valence est égale à trois. ● trivalent, trivalente (expressions) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • trivalent — TRIVALÉNT, Ă, trivalenţi, te, adj. (Despre elemente chimice) Care are valenţa 3. – Din fr. trivalent. Trimis de claudia, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  trivalént adj. m., pl. trivalénţi; f. sg. trivaléntă, pl …   Dicționar Român

  • Trivalent — Triv a*lent, a. [Pref. tri + L. valens, entis, p. pr. See {Valence}.] (Chem.) Having a valence of three; capable of being combined with, substituted for, or compared with, three atoms of hydrogen; said of triad atoms or radicals; thus, nitrogen… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trivalent — trivalent. См. тривалент. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • trivalent — [trī vā′lənt, trī′vā΄lənt] adj. [ TRI + VALENT] 1. Biol. triple: said of a chromosome formed by three homologous chromosomes that lie close together or appear to join completely during meiosis 2. Chem. a) having three valences b) having a valence …   English World dictionary

  • Trivalent — Valence (chimie) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Valence.  Ne pas confondre la valence et la couche de valence La valence d un élément chimique est le nombre maximal de liaisons chimiques qu il peut former. Ou, autrement dit, c est le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • trivalent — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1865 1. having a chemical valence of three 2. conferring immunity to three different pathogenic strains or species < a trivalent influenza vaccine > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trivalent — trivalentas statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Trijų chromosomų, susijungiančių poliploidų mejozės metu, grupė. atitikmenys: angl. trivalent rus. тривалент …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • trivalent — trivalence, trivalency, n. /truy vay leuhnt, triv euh leuhnt/, adj. 1. Chem. having a valence of three. 2. Immunol. having three binding sites, as certain antigens. [1865 70; TRI + VALENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • trivalent — adjective having a valence of 3 …   Wiktionary

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