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Re: Interesting Sailboats

n polyvalence (toxicology) the state of being capable of counteracting more than one toxin or antigen or kind of microorganism
n polyvalence (chemistry) the state of having a valence greater than two
From your link.... still

Are we trying to say 'versatile'??? multipurpose?? I would say that in this context the terms polyvalent or multivalent are not routinely used this side of the pond.


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