specific parasite n.
A parasite that habitually lives in its present host and is particularly adapted for the host species.
noun, Law. 1. (especially in the sale of land) literal compliance with one’s contractual promises pursuant to a judicial mandate. specific performance noun 1. (law) a remedy awarded by a court requiring a person to fulfil obligations under a contract where damages are an insufficient remedy
- Specific reaction
specific reaction n. A phenomenon produced by an agent identical with or immunologically related to an agent that has altered the capacity of a certain tissue to react.
noun, Electricity. 1. resistivity (def 2). noun 1. the power or property of resistance. 2. Also called specific resistance. Electricity. the resistance between opposite faces of a one-centimeter cube of a given material; ratio of electric intensity to cross-sectional area; reciprocal of conductivity. noun 1. the electrical property of a material that determines the resistance […]
- Specific rotation
specific rotation n. Symbol α The arc of rotation, expressed in angular degrees, through which the plane of polarized light moves when it is in a light path one decimeter in length passing through a solution containing one gram of a compound per one milliliter water.