Polyvalence

Definition

noun

The state of being polyvalent.

(immunology) The state of being capable of destroying or inactivating more than one antigen or toxin or microorganism.

(chemistry) The state of having a valence of more than two.


Supplement

Word origin: poly- (a combining form meaning many, several) + valence

Related forms: polyvalent (noun)

Synonyms:

Compare: bivalence

See also: valence

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