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

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

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1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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polyvalent

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

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 \ noun

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