noun Date: 1875 the quality or condition of being specific: as a. the condition of being peculiar to a particular individual or group of organisms <
host specificity of a parasite
b. the condition of participating in or catalyzing only one or a few chemical reactions <
the specificity of an enzyme

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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