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(immunology) Of or pertaining to having several antibodies each capable of destroying or inactivating a specific antigen.

(chemistry) Having more than one valence, that is having a valence of three or more.


Word origin: poly- (a combining form that means many) + valent from valence.

Related forms: polyvalence (noun)

Synonym: multivalent

Compare: bivalent

See also: valence

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Question about phage library

... display proteins, peptides or antibodies, to varying degrees. The choice of pVIII or pIII is related to the choice of the type of display, either polyvalent or monovalent display." A direct physical link between DNA and protein? Do they really mean the protein stays attached to the DNA ? ...

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by poloke
Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:06 pm
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Topic: Question about phage library
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The Fiber Disease

... Elements to Which It Is Exposed Fulvic acid has the power to form stable water-soluble complexes with monovalent, divalent, trivalent, and polyvalent metal ions. It can aid the actual movement of metal ions that are normally difficult to mobilize or transport. Fulvic acids are excellent ...

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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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