[muhl-ti-vey-luh nt, muhl-tiv-uh-luh nt]
- Chemistry. having a valence of three or higher.
- containing several kinds of antibody.
- pertaining to an antibody that contains many antigen-binding sites.
- pertaining to an antibody that has many determinants.
Origin of multivalent
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- another word for polyvalent
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Word Origin and History for multivalence
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- Of or relating to the association of three or more homologous chromosomes during the first division of meiosis.
- Having several sites of attachment for an antibody or antigen.
- Having various meanings or values.
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- Relating to the association of three or more homologous chromosomes during the first division of meiosis.
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