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having a valence of three.
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Having combining power (valence) of 3.
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1. Chemistry Having valence 3.
a. Having three sites of attachment. Used of an antibody or antigen.
b. Containing antigens from three strains of a microorganism or virus. Used of a vaccine or serum.
tri·va′lence, tri·va′len·cy n.
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Having the combining power (valence) of 3.
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