trivalent

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adjective tri·va·lent \(ˌ)trī-ˈvā-lənt\

Definition of trivalent

  1. 1 :  having a chemical valence of three

  2. 2 :  conferring immunity to three different pathogenic strains or species <a trivalent influenza vaccine>

Origin and Etymology of trivalent

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1865


Medical Dictionary

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trivalent

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adjective tri·va·lent \(ˈ)trī-ˈvā-lənt\

Medical Definition of trivalent

  1. 1:  having a chemical valence of three

  2. 2:  conferring immunity to three different pathogenic strains or species <a trivalent influenza vaccine>


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trivalent

noun tri·va·lent

Medical Definition of trivalent

  1. :  a group of three synapsed homologous chromosomes in meiosis


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