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Definitions of SPECIFIC
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Princeton University
(medicine and pathology) being or affecting a disease produced by a particular microorganism or condition; used also of stains or dyes used in making microscope slides; "quinine is highly specific for malaria"; "a specific remedy"; "a specific stain is one having a specific affinity for particular structural elements"
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
Of or pertaining to a species; characterizing or constituting a species; possessing the peculiar property or properties of a thing which constitute its species, and distinguish it from other things; as, the specific form of an animal or a plant; the specific qualities of a drug; the specific distinction between virtue and vice.
By Oddity Software
Of or pertaining to a species, or group, of which the members have common characteristics and are called by a common name; definite or particular; precise; as, specific information; having some particular curing or healing quality; as, a specific medicine; peculiar; as, a specific form of a disease.
A remedy for a particular disease.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By James Champlin Fernald
1. Relating to a species. 2. Relating to an individual infectious disease, one caused by a special microorganism; in a special restricted sense, syphilitic. 3. A remedy having a definite curative action in relation to a particular disease or symptom, as quinine in relation to malaria, or mercury to syphilis. 4. in eclectic practice, denoting a class of drug preparations of standard strength designed to meet certain special indications in the treatment of diseases or symptoms.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
A substance to which is attributed the special property of removing some particular disease. Probably no such remedy exists. Mercury in syphilis, and sulphur in the itch, have been regarded as the strongest examples. The word is also used adjectively in the sense of special; as "mercury has a specific or special action on the salivary glands."
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
Of a distinct or particular kind, haying certain determinate characteristics.
A euphemistic term for syphilis.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe