Specific - Biology and Physiology

Biology and Physiology

  • Specific absorption rate, power absorbed per unit mass of tissue at a given frequency
  • Specific appetite, drive to eat foods with specific flavors or other characteristics
  • Specific enzyme activity, activity per milligram of total protein
  • Specific granule, secretory vesicle in granulocytes
  • Specific growth rate, increase in cell mass per unit cell mass per unit time
  • Specific immunity, to a particular pathogen
  • Specific leaf area, leaf area per unit dry leaf mass
  • Specific name (botany), species name of a plant
  • Specific name (zoology), species name of an animal
  • Specific Pathogen Free, of a laboratory animal guaranteed free of particular (i.e., specific and named) pathogens

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