monovalent

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

Definition of monovalent

  1. 1 :  having a valence of one

  2. 2 :  having specific immunologic activity against a single antigen, microorganism, or disease a monovalent vaccine

Origin and Etymology of monovalent

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1871


Medical Dictionary

monovalent

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

Medical Definition of monovalent

  1. 1:  having a chemical valence of one

  2. 2:  containing antibodies specific for or antigens of a single strain of a microorganism a monovalent vaccine


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