from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Chemistry Having a valence of 1; univalent.
  • adj. Immunology Containing antigens from a single strain of a microorganism: a monovalent vaccine; a monovalent serum.
  • adj. Immunology Having only one site of attachment. Used of an antibody or antigen.

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  • adj. univalent

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a valence of one; univalent. See univalent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In chem., having a valence equal to that of hydrogen, represented by unity. Also, and more properly, called univalent.

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  • adj. having a valence of 1
  • adj. containing only one kind of antibody


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mono- + -valent


  • If all words were monovalent and easily translatable, how boring languages would be! MISSING WORDS.

  • The atomic interpretation of electrolysis required a corresponding atomistic interpretation of electric charge, with each monovalent ion carrying a single unit of charge, a bi-valent ion carrying two such units and so on.

    Atomism from the 17th to the 20th Century

  • - Live attenuated viral vaccine, monovalent (Sabin), vial with liquid vaccine, limpid and pink colored, ready for administration (do not use the vaccine when cloudy).

    Chapter 4

  • - Adsorbed tetanic toxoid, monovalent, vial with ready to use solution.

    Chapter 4

  • Now, Bohr and Epstein have developed a theory for the effect in question which gives the number and interval for the component lines in electric fields which agree surprisingly well with observed facts, at least in the case of the series of the monovalent atomic hydrogen ion and of the bivalent atomic helium ion-or, rather, in the case of the electron adhering to these ions.

    Johannes Stark - Nobel Lecture

  • In place of the structure of the neutral atom we are left with the structure of the corresponding monovalent, divalent, or trivalent atomic ion.

    Johannes Stark - Nobel Lecture

  • A classification of meningococci based on group agglutination with monovalent immune serum.

    War Story of the Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • The words monovalent, divalent, trivalent, tretravalent, etc., were coined to express this most important fact, and the various elements came to be known as monads, diads, triads, etc.

    A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume IV: Modern Development of the Chemical and Biological Sciences

  • The company previously reported encouraging data showing that its Vaxfectin (R)-formulated monovalent prophylactic vaccine (encoding HSV-2 glycoprotein D, or gD) protected mice against challenge with 50 times a lethal dose (LD50) of HSV-2, provided sterilizing immunity and inhibited viral counts at both primary and latent infection sites.

  • June 2010 to recommend that children younger than nine years who did not receive at least one dose of the H1N1 monovalent vaccine in the 2009-2010 season should receive two doses of the Aktuelle Nachrichten


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