Definition of monovalent in English:

monovalent

Line breaks: mono|va¦lent
Pronunciation: /ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈveɪl(ə)nt
 
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adjective

Chemistry
Having a valency of one.
More example sentences
  • These channels appear to be plasma membrane-located and non-selective, being permeable to both monovalent and divalent cations.
  • The phenyl group is a monovalent organic radical, derived from benzene.
  • The hydrophobic fourfold channels, in contrast, present large energy barriers for both monovalent and divalent ions, practically insurmountable for the latter.

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