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pentavalent

 [pen″tah-va´lent]
having a valence of five.

pen·ta·va·lent

(pen'tă-vā'lent, pen-tav'ă-lent),
Having a combining power (valence) of five.
Synonym(s): quinquevalent

pentavalent

(pĕn′tə-vā′lənt)
adj.
1. Chemistry Having valence 5.
2. Immunology
a. Having five sites of attachment. Used of an antibody or antigen.
b. Containing antigens from five strains of a microorganism or virus. Used of a vaccine or serum.

pentavalent

[pəntav′ələnt]
Etymology: Gk, pente, five; L, valere, to have worth
1 n, a chemical radical or element that has a valency of 5.
2 adj, pertaining to a body formed by the association of five chromosomes held together by chiasmata at the first division of meiosis.

pentavalent

having a valence of five.

pentavalent antimony compounds
pentavalent organic arsenicals
includes the pharmaceuticals arsanilic acid, roxarsone, nitarsone. See also organic arsenical.