polyvalent

adjective
poly·​va·​lent | \ ˌpä-lē-ˈvā-lənt How to pronounce polyvalent (audio) also pə-ˈli-və-lənt How to pronounce polyvalent (audio) \

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

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polyvalence \ ˌpä-​lē-​ˈvā-​lən(t)s How to pronounce polyvalence (audio) also  pə-​ˈli-​və-​lən(t)s How to pronounce polyvalence (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of polyvalent

1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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polyvalent

adjective
poly·​va·​lent | \ ˌpäl-i-ˈvā-lənt How to pronounce polyvalent (audio) \

Medical Definition of polyvalent

1a : 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

Other Words from polyvalent

polyvalence \ -​lən(t)s How to pronounce polyvalence (audio) \ noun

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