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Related to monovalent: monovalent vaccine
a. Containing antigens from a single strain of a microorganism or virus. Used of a vaccine or serum.
b. Having only one site of attachment. Used of an antibody or antigen.
2. Chemistry Univalent.
mon′o·va′lence, mon′o·va′len·cy n.
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a. having a valency of one
b. having only one valency
ˌmonoˈvalence, ˌmonoˈvalency n
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mon•o•va•lent(ˌmɒn əˈveɪ lənt)
a. containing only one kind of antibody.
b. pertaining to an antibody fragment with one antigen-binding site.
mon`o•va′lence, mon`o•va′len•cy, n.
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|Adj.||1.||monovalent - containing only one kind of antibody|
immunology - the branch of medical science that studies the body's immune system
polyvalent - containing several antibodies each capable of counteracting a specific antigen; "a polyvalent vaccine"
|2.||monovalent - having a valence of 1|
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
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