monovalence, monovalency

monovalence, monovalency
A combining power (valence) equal to that of a hydrogen atom. SYN: univalence, univalency.

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  • monovalency — See monovalence. * * * …   Universalium

  • monovalent — monovalence, monovalency, n. /mon euh vay leuhnt/, adj. 1. Chem. univalent. 2. Immunol. a. containing only one kind of antibody. b. pertaining to an antibody fragment with one antigen binding site. [1865 70; MONO + VALENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • monovalent — /mɒnoʊˈveɪlənt/ (say monoh vayluhnt) adjective 1. Chemistry having a valency of one; univalent. 2. Bacteriology (of a serum, tissue, etc.) capable of resisting a specific disease organism because of the presence of the proper antibodies or… …  

  • monovalent — [män΄ō vā′lənt] adj. 1. designating an antibody, or antigen, that combines with only one specific antigen, or antibody 2. a) having one valence b) having a valence of one: see VALENT monovalence n. monovalency …   English World dictionary

  • monovalent — adj. Chem. having a valency of one; univalent. Derivatives: monovalence n. monovalency n …   Useful english dictionary

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