polyvalent

adjective poly·va·lent \ ˌpä-lē-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

polyvalence

play \ˌpä-lē-ˈvā-lən(t)s also pə-ˈli-və-lən(t)s\ noun

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polyvalent

adjective poly·va·lent \ ˌpäl-i-ˈvā-lənt \

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

polyvalence

play \-lən(t)s\ noun

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