specificity

specificity is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

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(spes″ĭ-fis′ĭt-ē)


1. The state of being specific; having a relation to a definite result or to a particular cause.
2. The ability of a test to exclude those who are truly free of a disease or condition. It is a test that reports negative when the characteristic looked for is absent.

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