a) not specific
b) not caused by a specific pathogen

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  • nonspecific — [spelling only] * * * non·spe·cif·ic (nŏn spĭ sĭfʹĭk) adj. 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… …   Universalium

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  • nonspecific — non|spe|cif|ic [ ,nanspə sıfık ] adjective 1. ) not relating to or caused by one particular thing: GENERAL 2. ) MEDICAL a nonspecific illness or medical condition may have more than one cause: patients with nonspecific abdominal pain a ) MEDICAL… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nonspecific — non·spe·cif·ic spi sif ik adj not specific: as a) not caused by a specific agent <nonspecific adenitis> <nonspecific enteritis> b) having a general purpose or effect <nonspecific therapy> non·spe·cif·i·cal·ly sif i k(ə )lē adv * …   Medical dictionary

  • nonspecific — adjective not caused by a specific agent; used also of staining in making microscope slides (Freq. 19) nonspecific enteritis • Ant: ↑specific • Topics: ↑medicine, ↑medical specialty, ↑pathology …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonspecific transduction — nonspecific transduction. См. неспецифическая трансдукция. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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  • Nonspecific immune cell — A nonspecific immune cell is an immune cell (such as a phagocyte or a macrophage) that responds to many antigens, not just one antigen. External links Nonspecific immune cell entry in the public domain NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms  This… …   Wikipedia

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