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[kwing-kwuh-vey-luh nt, kwin-, kwin-kwev-uh-luh nt, kwing-] /ˌkwɪŋ kwəˈveɪ lənt, ˌkwɪn-, kwɪnˈkwɛv ə lənt, kwɪŋ-/

adjective, Chemistry.
exhibiting five valences, as phosphorus with valences 5, 4, 3, 1, and −3.
/ˌkwɪŋkwɪˈveɪlənt; kwɪnˈkwɛvələnt/
(chem) another word for pentavalent


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