monovalent

adjective mono·va·lent \ ˌmä-nə-ˈvā-lənt \

Definition of monovalent

1 : having a valence of one
2 : having specific immunologic activity against a single antigen, microorganism, or disease
  • a monovalent vaccine

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monovalent

adjective mono·va·lent \ ˌmän-ə-ˈvā-lənt \

medical Definition of monovalent

1 : having a chemical valence of one
2 : containing antibodies specific for or antigens of a single strain of a microorganism
  • a monovalent vaccine

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