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univalent

 [u″nĭ-va´lent]
having a valence of one.
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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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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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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