polyvalent


poly·va·lent

adjective \-ˈvā-lənt also pə-ˈli-və-lənt\

Definition of POLYVALENT

1
:  having a chemical valence greater usually than two
2
:  effective against, sensitive toward, or counteracting more than one toxin, microorganism, or antigen <polyvalent vaccines>
poly·va·lence \-lən(t)s\ noun

Origin of POLYVALENT

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1881

Rhymes with POLYVALENT

poly·va·lent

adjective \ˌpäl-i-ˈvā-lənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POLYVALENT

1
a : having a chemical valence greater usually than two b : having variable valence
2
: effective against, sensitive toward, or counteracting more than one exciting agent (as a toxin or antigen) <a polyvalent vaccine>
poly·va·lence \-lən(t)s\ noun

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