- The condition or state of being specific, of having a fixed relation to a single cause or to a definite result; manifested in the relation of a disease to its pathogenic microorganism, of a reaction to a certain chemical union, or of an antibody to its antigen, or the reverse.
- In clinical pathology and medical screening, the proportion of those tested with negative test results for the disease that the test is intended to reveal, true negative results as a proportion of the total of true-negative and false-positive results.
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