Multivalent Mul*tiv"a*lent, a. [Multi- + L. valens, p. pr. See {Valence}.] 1. (Chem.) (a) Having a valence greater than one, as silicon. (b) Having more than one degree of valence, as sulphur. [1913 Webster]

2. (Immunology) Having multiple antigen-binding sites; -- of antibody molecules. [PJC]

3. (Immunology) Containing several types of antibody, to protect against more than one disease; polyvalent; -- of vaccines. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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