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nonspecific adj : not caused by a specific agent; used also of staining in making microscope slides; "nonspecific enteritis" [ant: specific, specific]

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Adjective

nonspecific
  1. not specific
  2. In the context of "of an infection": not caused by a specific pathogen
  3. In the context of "of a person's immunity": not caused by previous infection or vaccination
  4. In the context of "of a microscopic stain": that does not just stain one type of tissue

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