Meaning of quadrivalence in English:

quadrivalence

noun

Chemistry
  • Tetravalence.

Pronunciation

quadrivalence

/ˌkwɒdrɪˈveɪləns/ /ˌkwɒdrɪˈveɪl(ə)ns/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Bridges (1844–1930), poet. From quadri- + -valence, after quadrivalent.