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1. Immunology
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.


(Chemistry) chem
a. having a valency of one
b. having only one valency
ˌmonoˈvalence, ˌmonoˈvalency n


(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
multivalent, polyvalent - having more than one valence, or having a valence of 3 or higher
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Postcolonial theory informs the theological enterprise by insisting that we recognize the ambiguities in the idea of doctrine lest the disjunctive "locus of symbolic identification" in the catechrestic naming of the Kingdom of God, becomes monovalently identified with the dominant structures of negotiation, (24) obliterating the freedom for which it stands in its undecidable metonymy of antagonism.