[spes-uh-fis-i-tee] /ˌspɛs əˈfɪs ɪ ti/
the quality or state of being .
Biochemistry, Pharmacology. the selective attachment or influence of one substance on another, as an antibiotic and its target organism or an antibody and its antigen.
1876, from French spécificité or else a native formation from specific + -ity.
specificity spec·i·fic·i·ty (spěs’ə-fĭs’ĭ-tē)
- Nonspecific protein
nonspecific protein n. A protein substance that elicits an immunological response not mediated by a specific antigen-antibody reaction.
[non-spi-sif-ik] /ˌnɒn spɪˈsɪf ɪk/ noun, Pathology. 1. . noun 1. inflammation of the urethra as a result of a venereal infection that cannot be traced to a specific cause NSU nonspecific urethritis n. Urethritis not resulting from gonococcal or other identifiable infectious agents.
- Nonspecular reflection
/nɒnˈspɛkjʊlə/ noun 1. (physics) the diffuse reflection of sound or light waves
[spek-yuh-ley-shuh n] /ˌspɛk yəˈleɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the contemplation or consideration of some subject: to engage in speculation on humanity’s ultimate destiny. 2. a single instance or process of consideration. 3. a conclusion or opinion reached by such contemplation: These speculations are impossible to verify. 4. conjectural consideration of a matter; conjecture or surmise: a […]