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Polyvalency

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) + valency

Related forms: polyvalent (noun)

Synonyms:

  • multivalence
  • multivalency
  • polyvalence

See also: valency


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