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monovalent

[ mon-uh-vey-luhnt ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈveɪ lənt /
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adjective

Chemistry. univalent.
Immunology.
  1. containing only one kind of antibody.
  2. pertaining to an antibody fragment with one antigen-binding site.

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Origin of monovalent

First recorded in 1865–70; mono- + -valent

OTHER WORDS FROM monovalent

mon·o·va·lence, mon·o·va·len·cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for monovalent

monovalent
/ (ˌmɒnəʊˈveɪlənt) /

adjective

chem
  1. having a valency of one
  2. having only one valency
Also: univalent

Derived forms of monovalent

monovalence or monovalency, noun
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Medical definitions for monovalent

monovalent
[ mŏn′ə-vālənt ]

adj.

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.

Other words from monovalent

mon′o•valence null n.
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Scientific definitions for monovalent

monovalent
[ mŏn′ə-vālənt ]

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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