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Polyvalence

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Noun

1. multivalence, multivalency, polyvalence, polyvalency

(chemistry) the state of having a valence greater than two

2. polyvalence, polyvalency

(toxicology) the state of being capable of counteracting more than one toxin or antigen or kind of microorganism

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Polyvalence

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noun
the state of being polyvalent

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Polyvalence

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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.

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