bivalent

Primary Meanings of bivalent

1.
adj
having a valence of two or having two valences
2.
adj
used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis
Full Definitions of bivalent
1

adj having a valence of two or having two valences

Synonyms:
divalent
2

adj used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis

Synonyms:
double
Antonyms:
univalent
used of a chromosome that is not paired or united with its homologous chromosome during synapsis
multivalent
used of the association of three or more homologous chromosomes during the first division of meiosis
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