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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: mul'te-va'lent


  1. In chemistry, having a combining power (valence) of more than one hydrogen atom.
  2. Efficacious in more than one direction.
  3. An antiserum specific for more than one antigen or organism.
  4. Antigen or antibody with a combining power greater than two.

Synonym(s): polyvalent1

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