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bivalent adj
1 having a valence of two or having two valences [syn: divalent]
2 used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis [syn: double] [ant: multivalent, univalent]

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  1. Having a valence of 2.
  2. Of, or relating to a pair of homologous synapsed chromosomes that occur during meiosis.

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