antibody valence

antibody valence

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  • valence — va·lence vā lən(t)s n 1 a) the degree of combining power of an element or radical as shown by the number of atomic weights of a monovalent element (as hydrogen) with which the atomic weight of the element or the partial molecular weight of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • valence — (va lens) The number of antigenic determinant sites on the surface of an antigen or the number of antigen binding sites possessed by an antibody molecule …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • valence — noun /ˈveɪləns/ a) The combining capacity of an atom, radical or functional group determined by the number of electrons that it will lose, gain, or share when it combines with other atoms etc b) The number of …   Wiktionary

  • valence — va•lence [[t]ˈveɪ ləns[/t]] also valency n. 1) chem. a) the quality that determines the number of atoms or groups with which any single atom or group will unite chemically b) the relative combining capacity of an atom or group compared with that… …   From formal English to slang

  • Multivalent — Mul*tiv a*lent, a. [Multi + L. valens, p. pr. See {Valence}.] 1. (Chem.) (a) Having a valence greater than one, as silicon. (b) Having more than one degree of valence, as sulphur. [1913 Webster] 2. (Immunology) Having multiple antigen binding… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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

  • multivalent — multivalence, n. /mul ti vay leuhnt, mul tiv euh leuhnt/, adj. 1. Chem. having a valence of three or higher. 2. Immunol. a. containing several kinds of antibody. b. pertaining to an antibody that contains many antigen binding sites. c. pertaining …   Universalium

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  • Pauling, Linus — ▪ American scientist Introduction in full  Linus Carl Pauling  born February 28, 1901, Portland, Oregon, U.S. died August 19, 1994, Big Sur, California  American theoretical physical chemist who became the only person to have won two unshared… …   Universalium

  • equivalence — equiv·a·lence i kwiv( ə) lən(t)s n the state or property of being equivalent * * * equiv·a·lence (e kwivґə ləns) 1. the condition of being equivalent; having equal valence. 2. in immunology, the ratio of antigen to antibody… …   Medical dictionary

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