species specificity

noun

Definition of species specificity

: the phenomenon involved in the interaction of an agent (such as a pathogen, drug, or antigen) and members of a given species that results in a reaction characteristic for that species — compare susceptibility

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“Species specificity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/species%20specificity. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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