- Chemistry. univalent.
- containing only one kind of antibody.
- pertaining to an antibody fragment with one antigen-binding site.
Origin of monovalent
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Examples from the Web for monovalent
Other trials, to begin in the fall, will study a monovalent vaccine that has a gene only from the Zaire strain.Ebola Vaccine Will Do Little for Current Crisis
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For the sake of simplicity we can assume that these ions are all monovalent.Animal Proteins
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Cholesterine, ko-les′te-rin, n. a substance occurring abundantly in bile and biliary calculi, probably a monovalent alcohol.
Similarly, a trivalent atom, such as that of Nitrogen, can unite with three monovalent atoms.
Monovalent atoms are those which can, under no circumstances, unite with more than one other atom.
A tetravalent atom, such as that of Carbon, can combine with four monovalent atoms.
- having a valency of one
- having only one valency
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- Able to form only one covalent or ionic bond.
- Having a valence of one; univalent.
- Of or relating to an antiserum containing an antibody or antibodies specific for one antigen.
- Containing antigens from a single strain of a microorganism.
- Having only one site of attachment. Used of an antibody or antigen.
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- Having a valence of 1; univalent.
- Containing antigens from a single strain of a microorganism or virus. Used of a vaccine or serum.
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