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Adjective: multivalent  ,múl-tee'vey-lunt
  1. (genetics) used of the association of three or more homologous chromosomes during the first division of meiosis
  2. (chemistry) having more than one valence, or having a valence of 3 or higher
    - polyvalent
  3. Having many values, meanings, or appeals
    "subtle, multivalent allegory";
    - multi-valued

See also: ambiguous, valence, valency

Antonym: bivalent, univalent

Encyclopedia: Multivalent