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Pronunciation: (kwing"kwu-vā'lunt, kwin"-, kwin-kwev'u-lunt, kwing-), [key]
adj. Chem.
1. pentavalent.
2. exhibiting five valences, as phosphorus with valences 5, 4, 3, 1, and -3.

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