Definition of divalent in English:

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divalent

Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈveɪl(ə)nt/

adjective

Chemistry
Having a valency of two.
Example sentences
  • Experiments with erythrocytes were repeated with either sodium sulfate or sodium nitrate replacing the divalent ion at the same concentration.
  • However, EDTA is not ideal because it also binds essential divalent cations such as calcium and zinc.
  • Our observations support the claim that monovalent or divalent cations are not necessary to polymerize G-actin into F-actin.

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