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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mul·ti·va·lent /ˌmʌltɪˈvelənt, ˌtaɪ, ||ˌmʌlˈtɪvə-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 mul·ti·va·lent /ˌməltɪˈvelənt, ˌtaɪ-/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mul·tiv·a·lent a.
 1. Chem. (a) Having a valence greater than one, as silicon. (b) Having more than one degree of valence, as sulphur.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: used of the association of three or more homologous
             chromosomes during the first division of meiosis [ant:
              univalent, bivalent]
      2: having more than one valence, or having a valence of 3 or
         higher [syn: polyvalent] [ant: monovalent]
      3: having many values, meanings, or appeals; "subtle,
         multivalent allegory" [syn: multi-valued]