[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)


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