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multi- +‎ valent

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multivalent (comparative more multivalent, superlative most multivalent)

 
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  1. (chemistry) Having more than one valency or having a valency greater than 3; polyvalent.
  2. (genetics) Having three or more homologous chromosomes during the first division of meiosis.
  3. (immunology) Having more than one attachment site for an antibody or antigen.
  4. Having many meanings.

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multivalent (plural multivalents)

  1. (genetics) Any multivalent chromosome.

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multivalent m, f (plural multivalents)

  1. multivalent