Triv"a*lent (?), a. [Pref. tri- + L. valens, -entis, p. pr. See Valence.] Chem.

Having a valence of three; capable of being combined with, substituted for, or compared with, three atoms of hydrogen; -- said of triad atoms or radicals; thus, nitrogen is trivalent in ammonia.

 

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