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tri·va·lent

 (trī-vā′lənt)
adj.
1. Chemistry Having valence 3.
2. Immunology
a. Having three sites of attachment. Used of an antibody or antigen.
b. Containing antigens from three strains of a microorganism or virus. Used of a vaccine or serum.

tri·va′lence, tri·va′len·cy n.

trivalent

(traɪˈveɪlənt; ˈtrɪvələnt)
adj
1. (Chemistry) having a valency of three
2. (Chemistry) having three valencies
Also: tervalent
triˈvalency, triˈvalence n

tri•va•lent

(traɪˈveɪ lənt, ˈtrɪv ə lənt)

adj.
1. having a chemical valence of three.
2. having three binding sites, as certain antigens.
[1865–70]
tri•va′lence, tri•va′len•cy, n.

tri·va·lent

(trī-vā′lənt)
Chemistry
Having a valence of three.
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Adj.1.trivalent - having a valence of three
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
Translations

trivalent

adj (Chem) → dreiwertig

trivalent

adj trivalente
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From now through December 12, Rite Aid will offer discounts on select trivalent flu shots in support of National Influenza Vaccination Week.
The safety and effectiveness of the Flu Mist quadrivalent vaccine is supported by studies of the trivalent formulation conducted in the past, as well as three new studies of the quadrivalent vaccine in about 4,000 children and adults in the United States, which "demonstrated that the immune responses were similar between FluMist Quadrivalent and FluMist," the FDA statement said.
An adjuvant trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine in an oil-and-water emulsion that augments the immune response has been found effective in a field trial of 4,707 German and Finnish children.
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B) Replace Hexavalent Chromium with a Trivalent Based Alternative.
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TRI reporting does not indicate whether releases of chromium consist of hexavalent or trivalent chromium, for example.