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pol·y·va·lent

 (pŏl′ē-vā′lənt)
adj.
1. Chemistry
a. Having more than one valence.
b. Having a valence of 3 or higher.
2. Immunology
a. Having more than one site of attachment. Used of an antibody or antigen.
b. Containing antigens from more than one strain of a microorganism or virus. Used of a vaccine or serum.

pol′y·va′lence, pol′y·va′len·cy n.

polyvalent

(ˌpɒlɪˈveɪlənt; pəˈlɪvələnt)
adj
1. (Chemistry) chem having more than one valency
2. (Medicine) (of a vaccine)
a. effective against several strains of the same disease-producing microorganism, antigen, or toxin
b. produced from cultures containing several strains of the same microorganism
ˌpolyˈvalency n

pol•y•va•lent

(ˌpɒl iˈveɪ lənt, pəˈlɪv ə lənt)

adj.
1. Chem. having more than one valence.
2. (of an immune serum) containing several antibodies, each capable of reacting with a specific antigen.
[1880–85]
pol`y•va′lence, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.polyvalent - containing several antibodies each capable of counteracting a specific antigen; "a polyvalent vaccine"
immunology - the branch of medical science that studies the body's immune system
monovalent - containing only one kind of antibody
2.polyvalent - having more than one valence, or having a valence of 3 or higher
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
monovalent, univalent - having a valence of 1
Translations

polyvalent

[pəˈlɪvələnt] ADJpolivalente

polyvalent

adjmehrwertig, polyvalent

pol·y·va·lent

a. polivalente, que tiene efecto en contra de más de un agente.

polyvalent

adj polivalente
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