American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Acting against or interacting with more than one kind of antigen, antibody, toxin, or microorganism.
- adj. Chemistry Having more than one valence.
- adj. Chemistry Having a valence of 3 or higher.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Having a valence greater than unity: used of chemical elements and radicals. The term is sometimes used, less correctly, of compounds, especially of alcohols and phenols, derived from polyvalent radicals. Such compounds are now correctly termed polyacid alcohols.
- adj. multivalent; having a number of different forms, purposes, meanings, aspects or principles.
- adj. chemistry Having a high valence, especially more than three
- adj. chemistry Having multiple valencies
- adj. biology Containing antibodies to more than one kind of pathogen
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Chem.) Multivalent.
- adj. containing several antibodies each capable of counteracting a specific antigen
- adj. having more than one valence, or having a valence of 3 or higher
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