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Pronunciation: e-kwiv'a-lent


  1. Equal in any respect.
  2. That which is equal in size, weight, force, or any other quality to something else.
  3. Having the capability to counterbalance or neutralize each other.
  4. Having equal valencies.
  5. Used to describe a symptom complex that is less commonly associated with a syndrome than the usual classic symptoms or chief complaint.

Synonym(s): gram equivalent

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