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Definition 1: (chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals; their combining power given in terms of the number of hydrogen atoms (or the equivalent) - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for valency in the sense of this definition

(valency is a kind of ...) possession of controlling influence

"the deterrent power of nuclear weapons" "the power of his love saved her" "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"

(... is a kind of valency ) valence characterized by the sharing of electrons in a chemical compound; the number of pairs of electrons an atom can share

(... are attributes of valency) having a valence of 1

(... are attributes of valency) having more than one valence, or having a valence of 3 or higher

(valency belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 2: (biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for valency in the sense of this definition

(valency is a kind of ...) possession of controlling influence

"the deterrent power of nuclear weapons" "the power of his love saved her" "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"

(... are attributes of valency) used of a chromosome that is not paired or united with its homologous chromosome during synapsis

"a univalent chromosome"

(... are attributes of valency) used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis

(... are attributes of valency) used of the association of three or more homologous chromosomes during the first division of meiosis

(... are attributes of valency) containing only one kind of antibody

(... are attributes of valency) containing several antibodies each capable of counteracting a specific antigen

"a polyvalent vaccine"

(valency belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

Definition 3: the phenomenon of forming chemical bonds - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(valency is a kind of ...) any natural phenomenon involving chemistry (as changes to atoms or molecules)

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