1. (chemistry) the state of having a valence greater than two
Derivationally related forms: ↑multivalent (for: ↑multivalency), ↑multivalent (for: ↑multivalence), ↑polyvalent (for: ↑polyvalency), ↑polyvalent
Topics: ↑chemistry, ↑chemical science
Hypernyms: ↑state
2. (toxicology) the state of being capable of counteracting more than one toxin or antigen or kind of microorganism
Syn: ↑polyvalency
Derivationally related forms: ↑polyvalent (for: ↑polyvalency), ↑polyvalent
Topics: ↑toxicology
Hypernyms: ↑state

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