Antonyms
Etymology

1. bivalent

adjective. having a valence of two or having two valences.

Antonyms

  • single

Etymology

  • -valent (English)
  • bi- (English)
  • bis (Latin)

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2. bivalent

adjective. used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis.

Synonyms

  • valency
  • double

Antonyms

  • univalent
  • polyvalent
  • powerlessness

Etymology

  • -valent (English)
  • bi- (English)
  • bis (Latin)

Example sentences of the word bivalent


1. Noun, singular or mass
For each bivalent, the homologous chromosome from the father comes to rest on one side of the metaphase plate, and the homologous chromosome from the mother rests on the other.

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