- containing only one kind of antibody.
- pertaining to an antibody fragment with one antigen-binding site.
Related formsmon·o·va·lence, mon·o·va·len·cy, noun
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.
Similarly, a trivalent atom, such as that of Nitrogen, can unite with three monovalent atoms.
For the sake of simplicity we can assume that these ions are all monovalent.Animal Proteins|Hugh Garner Bennett
Cholesterine, ko-les′te-rin, n. a substance occurring abundantly in bile and biliary calculi, probably a monovalent alcohol.
A tetravalent atom, such as that of Carbon, can combine with four monovalent atoms.
Monovalent atoms are those which can, under no circumstances, unite with more than one other atom.
British Dictionary definitions for monovalent
- having a valency of one
- having only one valency