univalent

Primary Meanings of univalent

1.
adj
having a valence of 1
2.
adj
used of a chromosome that is not paired or united with its homologous chromosome during synapsis
Full Definitions of univalent
1

adj having a valence of 1

Synonyms:
monovalent
Antonyms:
multivalent, polyvalent
having more than one valence, or having a valence of 3 or higher
2

adj used of a chromosome that is not paired or united with its homologous chromosome during synapsis

“a univalent chromosome”
Antonyms:
bivalent, double
used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis
multivalent
used of the association of three or more homologous chromosomes during the first division of meiosis
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