- Chem. divalent
- Biol. double: said of a chromosome formed by two equivalent chromosomes that lie close together or appear to join completely during meiosis
a double chromosome; dyad
- Genetics Relating to or being a pair of homologous, side-by-side chromosomes, especially during meiosis; double.
- Chemistry & Immunology Divalent.
- bi·va′lence, bi·va′len·cy
(comparative more bivalent, superlative most bivalent)
- (genetics) Any bivalent chromosome.
bi- + -valent