polyvalent

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

poly- +‎ -valent

AdjectiveEdit

polyvalent (comparative more polyvalent, superlative most polyvalent)

 
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  1. Multivalent; having a number of different forms, purposes, meanings, aspects or principles.
  2. (chemistry) Having a high valence, especially more than three.
  3. (chemistry) Having multiple valencies.
  4. (biology) Containing antibodies to more than one kind of pathogen.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

from poly- and -valent

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɔ.li.va.lɑ̃/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

polyvalent (feminine polyvalente, masculine plural polyvalents, feminine plural polyvalentes)

  1. versatile, multipurpose; that has various uses, functions, or capacities

NounEdit

polyvalent m (plural polyvalents, feminine polyvalente)

  1. an employee who carries out various different functions

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