monospecific

adjective

mono·​spe·​cif·​ic ˌmä-nō-spə-ˈsi-fik How to pronounce monospecific (audio)
: specific for a single antigen or receptor site on an antigen
monospecificity noun

Examples of monospecific in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our product combines monospecific antivenoms created from four species of crotalid snakes found in North America. Christie Wilcox, Discover Magazine, 22 June 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monospecific was in 1947

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“Monospecific.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monospecific. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

monospecific

adjective
mono·​spe·​cif·​ic ˌmän-ō-spə-ˈsif-ik How to pronounce monospecific (audio)
: specific for a single antigen or receptor site on an antigen
monospecificity noun
plural monospecificities
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