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    valency

    valency - Dictionary definition and meaning for word valency

    Definition
    (noun) the phenomenon of forming chemical bonds Definition
    (noun) (biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate
    Synonyms : valence
    Definition
    (noun) (chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals; their combining power given in terms of the number of hydrogen atoms (or the equivalent)
    Synonyms : valence
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