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  • adj. Having five atoms in each molecule
  • adj. Having five hydrogen atoms capable of substitution.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having five atoms in the molecule.
  • adj. Having five hydrogen atoms capable of substitution.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Containing in a single molecule five atoms altogether of the same or of different elements, as stannic chlorid, SnCl4; or, containing in a single molecule five atoms of some one element, as a pentose, which is an aldehyde alcohol or a ketone-alcohol containing five atoms of carbon. Frequently used in the same sense as quinquevalent.

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