[spesh-uh-list] /ˈspɛʃ ə lɪst/
a person who devotes himself or herself to one subject or to one particular branch of a subject or pursuit.
a medical practitioner who devotes attention to a particular class of diseases, patients, etc.
U.S. Army. an enlisted person of one of four grades having technical or administrative duties, the grades corresponding to those of corporal through sergeant first class but not requiring the exercise of command.
Stock Exchange. a member of an exchange who executes orders in his or her name or for other stockbrokers in a single stock or a particular group of stocks and thus helps maintain the market in those securities on that exchange.
someone who does not specialize in a particular area, activity, field of research, etc
not specializing in a particular area, activity, field of research, etc
an enlisted rank in the US Army denoting technical qualifications that entitle the holder to a noncommissioned officer’s pay
(ecology) an organism that has special nutritional requirements and lives in a restricted habitat that provides these Compare generalist
1856 (originally in the medical sense); see special + -ist.
specialist spe·cial·ist (spěsh’ə-lĭst)
A physician whose practice is limited to a particular branch of medicine or surgery, especially one who is certified by a board of physicians.
/ˌnɒnspɪˈsɪfɪk/ adjective 1. not explicit, particular, or definite
- Nonspecific immunity
nonspecific immunity non·spe·cif·ic immunity (nŏn’spĭ-sĭf’ĭk) n. See innate immunity.
[spes-uh-fis-i-tee] /ˌspɛs əˈfɪs ɪ ti/ noun 1. the quality or state of being . 2. 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. n. 1876, from French spécificité or else a native formation from specific + -ity. specificity […]
- Nonspecific protein
nonspecific protein n. A protein substance that elicits an immunological response not mediated by a specific antigen-antibody reaction.