chem. aff. a combining form with the meanings “having a valence” (quadrivalent), “having homologous chromosomes” (univalent), “having antibodies” (multivalent), of the number specified by the initial element
Etymology: < L valent-, s. of valēns, prp. of valēre to be strong

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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