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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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