: highly specific in activity or effect <selective pesticides> <selective absorption>
— se·lec·tive·ly adverb
— se·lec·tive·ness noun
— se·lec·tiv·i·ty \sə-ˌlek-ˈti-və-tē, ˌsē-\ noun
Examples of SELECTIVE
- The club is selective in choosing members.
- The college has a highly selective admissions process.
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se·lec·tive adjective \sə-ˈlek-tiv\ (Medical Dictionary)
: of, relating to, or characterized by selection : selecting or tending to select
: highly specific in activity or effect <selective pesticides> <selective permeability of a plasma membrane>
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