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univalent

 [u″nĭ-va´lent]
having a valence of one.

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.

univalent

/uni·va·lent/ (u″nĭ-va´lent) having a valence of one.

univalent

(yo͞o′nĭ-vā′lənt)
adj.
1. Chemistry
a. Having valence 1, regardless of whether the valence is positive or negative.
b. Having only one valence.
2. Genetics Of or relating to a chromosome that is not paired or united with its homologous chromosome during synapsis.
3. Immunology Having only one site of attachment. Used of an antibody or antigen.
4. Immunology Containing antigens from a single strain of a microorganism or virus. Used of a vaccine or serum.
n. Genetics
A univalent chromosome.

univalent

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.

univalent

having a valence of one.