from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Chemistry Polyvalent.
- adj. Genetics Of or relating to the association of three or more homologous chromosomes during the first division of meiosis.
- adj. Immunology Having several sites of attachment for an antibody or antigen.
- adj. Having various meanings or values: subtle, multivalent allegory.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having more than one valency or having a valency greater than 3; polyvalent
- adj. Having three or more homologous chromosomes during the first division of meiosis
- adj. Having more than one attachment site for an antibody or antigen
- adj. Having many meanings
- n. Any multivalent chromosome.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a valence greater than one, as silicon.
- adj. Having more than one degree of valence, as sulphur.
- adj. Having multiple antigen-binding sites; -- of antibody molecules.
- adj. Containing several types of antibody, to protect against more than one disease; polyvalent; -- of vaccines.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In chem., equivalent in combining or displacing power to a number of hydrogen or other monad atoms.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having many values, meanings, or appeals
- adj. having more than one valence, or having a valence of 3 or higher
- adj. used of the association of three or more homologous chromosomes during the first division of meiosis
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