valency
1. [ noun ] (biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate
Synonyms: valence
Related terms: power biology univalent polyvalent monovalent multivalent bivalent
2. [ noun ] (chemistry) the phenomenon of forming chemical bonds
Related terms: chemical_phenomenon
3. [ noun ] (chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals; their combining power given in terms of the number of hydrogen atoms (or the equivalent)
Synonyms: valence
Related terms: power covalence chemistry polyvalent monovalent
Similar spelling:   valence
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