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(ĕ-kwiv′ă-lĕnt )

[L. aequivalens, stem aequivalent-, having equal force or power]

1. Equal in power, force, or value.
2. The amount of weight of any element needed to replace a fixed weight of another body. SEE: 3. Bioequivalent (1).

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