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monovalent

 [mon″o-va´lent]
1. having a valence of one; called also univalent.
2. denoting an antiserum, vaccine, or antitoxin specific for a single antigen or organism.
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mon·o·va·lent

(mon'ō-vā'lent),
1. Having the combining power (valence) of a hydrogen atom. Synonym(s): monatomic (2) , univalent
2. Pertaining to a monovalent (specific) antiserum to a single antigen or organism.
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monovalent

(mŏn′ə-vā′lənt)
adj.
1. Immunology
a. Containing antigens from a single strain of a microorganism or virus. Used of a vaccine or serum.
b. Having only one site of attachment. Used of an antibody or antigen.
2. Chemistry Univalent.

mon′o·va′lence, mon′o·va′len·cy n.
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monovalent

adjective Referring to or having a single charge or valency.
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mon·o·va·lent

(mon'ō-vā'lĕnt)
1. Having the combining power (valence) of a hydrogen atom.
Synonym(s): monatomic (2) , univalent.
2. Pertaining to a monovalent (specific) antiserum to a single antigen or organism.
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