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Specificity   /spˌɛsəfˈɪsəti/   Listen
Specificity

noun
1.
The quality of being specific rather than general.  "The specificity of the symptoms of the disease"
2.
The quality of being specific to a particular organism.






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"Specificity" Quotes from Famous Books



... is of course merely a part of the general question regarding the production of anti-substances in general, as these all combine in the same way with their homologous substances and have the same character of specificity. As, however, most of the work has been done with regard to antitoxin production we may consider here the theoretical aspect of the subject. There are three chief possibilities: (a) that the antitoxin is a modification ...
— Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 - "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy" • Various



Words linked to "Specificity" :   specialness, particularity, specific



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