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Meaning of trivalent by Wiktionary Dictionary

trivalent


    Adjective

    trivalent ( not comparable )

    1. ( inorganic chemistry ) having a valence of 3


Explanation of trivalent by Wordnet Dictionary

trivalent


    Adjective
    1. having a valence of three



    Definition of trivalent by GCIDE Dictionary

    trivalent


    1. Trivalent a. [Pref. tri- + L. valens, -entis, p. pr. See Valence.] ( Chem. ) Having a valence of three; capable of being combined with, substituted for, or compared with, three atoms of hydrogen; -- said of triad atoms or radicals; thus, nitrogen is trivalent in ammonia.