Definition of Covalent

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or characterized by covalence. "Covalent bond"

Partainyms: Covalence
Derivative terms: Covalence, Covalency



Definition of Covalent

1. Adjective. (chemistry) containing or characterized by a covalent bond ¹

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Definition of Covalent

1. sharing electron pairs [adj]

Medical Definition of Covalent

1. Denoting an interatomic bond characterised by the sharing of 2, 4, or 6 electrons. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Covalent

couturiere
couturieres
couturiers
couvade
couvades
couvercle
couvert
couverts
couverture
couzeranite
covaledictorian
covalence
covalences
covalencies
covalency
covalent (current term)
covalent bond
covalent bonds
covalently
covalently closed circular DNA
covariable
covariables
covariance
covariances
covariant
covariantisation
covariantization
covariantizations
covariantize
covariantized

Literary usage of Covalent

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"covalent Bonds Revisited Meanwhile, back at a still more basic level, What has become of the covalent bonds which chemists and crystallogra- phers insist ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"covalent radii for the iron and cobalt atoms were obtained from the determined Fe-N, Fe-S, Co-N, and Co-P distances by subtraction of the presumed ..."

3. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"covalent binding did not occur ¡n the absence of NADPH, was significantly ... Acid washing of human liver microsomes had no effect on covalent binding. ..."

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