Definition of pentavalent in English:

pentavalent

adjective

Chemistry
  • Having a valence of five.

    • ‘Treatment has traditionally been with pentavalent antimony compounds such as solustibosan.’
    • ‘The soldiers were treated with intravenous pentavalent antimonial therapy daily for 20 days with good clinical improvement.’
    • ‘Table 4 includes the recommended dosage of pentavalent antimony and other treatment options.’
    • ‘Because pentavalent antimony is difficult to use, consultation with an infectious disease specialist and the CDC is recommended before using it.’
    • ‘The other inorganic pentavalent salt tested (sodium hexafluoroarsenate) was not genotoxic in either of the two studies carried out.’

Pronunciation:

pentavalent

/ˌpen(t)əˈvālənt/