Definition of divalent in English:


Line breaks: di|va¦lent
Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈveɪl(ə)nt


  • Having a valency of two.
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    • 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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