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

  • nonspecific — index broad, generic, indefinite, indeterminate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • nonspecific — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • 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 — Synonyms and related words: abstract, aleatoric, aleatory, amorphous, bland, blobby, blurred, blurry, broad, chance, chancy, chaotic, collective, confused, disordered, featureless, foggy, fuzzy, general, generalized, generic, hazy, hit or miss,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • nonspecific — see non specific …   English dictionary

  • nonspecific — adj. not specific; undefined …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nonspecific — non·specific …   English syllables

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