monovalent

adjective
mono·​va·​lent | \ ˌmä-nə-ˈvā-lənt How to pronounce monovalent (audio) \

Definition of monovalent

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

First Known Use of monovalent

1871, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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monovalent

adjective
mono·​va·​lent | \ ˌmän-ə-ˈvā-lənt How to pronounce monovalent (audio) \

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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