OTHER WORDS FROM polyvalentpol·y·va·lence, noun
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How to use polyvalent in a sentence
The general use of the present commercial polyvalent protective against influenza is not considered desirable.
The complement fixation test is like a Wassermann reaction, but the antigen should be polyvalent.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation|Austin O'Malley
A polyvalent vaccine contains several strains of the infective agent and a mixed contains several different organisms.
Commercial vaccines are stock vaccines and are usually polyvalent or even mixed.
British Dictionary definitions for polyvalent
- effective against several strains of the same disease-producing microorganism, antigen, or toxin
- produced from cultures containing several strains of the same microorganism