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Related to nonspecific: nonspecific immunity
1. Of or relating to an infection not known to be caused by a specific pathogen: nonspecific urethritis.
2. Of or relating to immunity that occurs naturally as a result of a person's genetic makeup or physiology and does not arise from a previous infection or vaccination.
not explicit, particular, or definite
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|Adj.||1.||nonspecific - not caused by a specific agent; used also of staining in making microscope slides; "nonspecific enteritis"|
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
specific - (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique; "rules with specific application"; "demands specific to the job"; "a specific and detailed account of the accident"
specific - 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"
a. sin especificación.