Meaning of monovalent in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈveɪlənt/


  • Having a valency of one.

    ‘These channels appear to be plasma membrane-located and non-selective, being permeable to both monovalent and divalent cations.’
    • ‘The phenyl group is a monovalent organic radical, derived from benzene.’
    • ‘The hydrophobic fourfold channels, in contrast, present large energy barriers for both monovalent and divalent ions, practically insurmountable for the latter.’
    • ‘Fully deprotonating both acidic residues would appear to totally alter the selectivity of the channel, making it more suitable for divalent ions than monovalent ones.’
    • ‘Thus, the competition between monovalent and divalent cations acts only on the DNA sites and does not act on the mica sites.’