Definitions for multivalence

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mul•ti•va•lentˌmʌl tɪˈveɪ lənt, mʌlˈtɪv ə lənt(adj.)

  1. having a chemical valence of three or higher.

    Category: Chemistry

  2. containing several kinds of antibody. pertaining to an antibody that contains many antigen-binding sites.

    Category: Immunology

Origin of multivalent:

1870–75

mul`ti•va′lence(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. polyvalence, polyvalency, multivalence, multivalency(noun)

    (chemistry) the state of having a valence greater than two

Webster Dictionary

  1. Multivalence(noun)

    quality, state, or degree, of a multivalent element, atom, or radical

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