• (noun): The quality of being specific to a particular organism.
    Example: "Host specificity of a parasite"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on specificity:

Subject Indexing - Depth of Indexing - Specificity
... The specificity describes how closely the index terms match the topics they represent An index is said to be specific if the indexer uses parallel descriptors to the concept of the document and ... Specificity tends to increase with exhaustivity as the more terms you include, the narrower those terms will be ...
Sperm Chemotaxis in Non-mammalian Species - Species Specificity
... The variety of chemoattractants raises the question of species specificity with respect to the identity of chemoattractant ... hydromedusae and certain ophiuroids), the specificity is very high in others (e.g ... starfish), the specificity is at the family level and, within the family, there is no specificity (Cosson, 1990 Miller, 1985, 1997) ...
Sperm Chemotaxis in Mammals - Species Specificity
... Species specificity was not detected in experiments that compared the chemotactic responsiveness of human and rabbit spermatozoa to follicular fluids or egg-conditioned ... is sufficient to account for the lack of specificity in the chemotactic response of mammalian spermatozoa ...
Ceramide Kinase - Ceramide-1-phosphate
... phosphorylate C2, C20, C22, and C24 ceramides, substrate specificity is quite poor ... By contrast, CERK has the greatest substrate specificity for C6, C8, and C16 ceramides, indicating that the location of the sphingosine group plays a role in specificity ... In contrast to C6 ceramide, CERK has low specificity for C6 dihydroceramide, but retains high specificity for C8 dihydroceramide- Ceramide transport proteins (CE ...

More definitions of "specificity":

  • (noun): The quality of being specific rather than general.
    Example: "Add a desirable note of specificity to the discussion"; "the specificity of the symptoms of the disease"