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monovalent

[mon-uh-vey-luh nt] /ˌmɒn əˈveɪ lənt/
adjective
1.
Chemistry, univalent.
2.
Immunology.
  1. containing only one kind of antibody.
  2. pertaining to an antibody fragment with one antigen-binding site.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; mono- + -valent
Related forms
monovalence, monovalency, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mono-valences

monovalent

/ˌmɒnəʊˈveɪlənt/
adjective
1.
(chem)
  1. having a valency of one
  2. having only one valency
Also univalent
Derived Forms
monovalence, monovalency, noun
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mono-valences in Medicine

monovalent mon·o·va·lent (mŏn'ə-vā'lənt)
adj.

  1. Able to form only one covalent or ionic bond.

  2. Having a valence of one; univalent.

  3. Of or relating to an antiserum containing an antibody or antibodies specific for one antigen.

  4. Containing antigens from a single strain of a microorganism.

  5. Having only one site of attachment. Used of an antibody or antigen.


mon'o·va'lence or mon'o·va'len·cy n.
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mono-valences in Science
monovalent
  (mŏn'ə-vā'lənt)   
  1. Having a valence of 1; univalent.

  2. Containing antibodies with specific activity against a single strain of a microorganism or against antigens from such a strain.


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