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polyvalent vaccine

polyvalent vaccine in Medicine

polyvalent vaccine n.
A vaccine prepared from cultures of two or more strains of the same species of microorganism or virus. Also called multivalent vaccine.

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  • A polyvalent vaccine contains several strains of the infective agent and a mixed contains several different organisms.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey

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