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quad•ri•va•lent



Pronunciation: (kwod"ru-vā'lunt, kwo-driv'u-), [key]
adj. Chem.
1. having a valence of four; tetravalent.
2. exhibiting four different valences, as antimony with valences of 5, 4, 3, and -3.

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