polyvalent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

poly- +‎ -valent

Adjective[edit]

polyvalent (comparative more polyvalent, superlative most polyvalent)

  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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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

from poly- and -valent

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

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

Noun[edit]

polyvalent m (plural polyvalents, feminine polyvalente)

  1. (rare) an employee with various tasks

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