monovalence

monovalent

[mon-uh-vey-luhnt]
adjective
1.
Chemistry, univalent.
2.
Immunology.
a.
containing only one kind of antibody.
b.
pertaining to an antibody fragment with one antigen-binding site.

Origin:
1865–70; mono- + -valent

monovalence, monovalency, noun
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monovalent (ˌmɒnəʊˈveɪlənt)
 
adj
chem Also: univalent
 a.  having a valency of one
 b.  having only one valency
 
mono'valence
 
n
 
mono'valency
 
n

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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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monovalent   (mŏn'ə-vā'lənt)  Pronunciation Key 
  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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