Definition of heptavalent in English:

heptavalent

adjective

Chemistry
  • Having a valence of seven.

    • ‘There is no evidence before me of the solubility either of divalent or of heptavalent manganese.’
    • ‘Administration of trivalent licensed antitoxin or heptavalent botulinum may prevent or decrease a patient's progression to respiratory failure and hasten recovery.’
    • ‘The new heptavalent conjugated pneumococcal vaccine should be given from two months of age.’
    • ‘Eskola and colleagues reported the results of a large, randomized, double-blind trial in Finland to test the ability of a heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to prevent acute otitis media.’
    • ‘The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the labeling of a new conjugate heptavalent pneumococcal vaccine for use in infants and children.’

Pronunciation:

heptavalent

/ˌheptəˈvālənt/