trivalent

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

Definition of trivalent

1 : having a chemical valence of three
2 : conferring immunity to three different pathogenic strains or species
  • a trivalent influenza vaccine

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trivalent

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

medical Definition of trivalent

1 : having a chemical valence of three
2 : conferring immunity to three different pathogenic strains or species
  • a trivalent influenza vaccine

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trivalent

noun

medical Definition of trivalent

: a group of three synapsed homologous chromosomes in meiosis

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