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prostate specific antigen

  • noun a protein manufactured exclusively by the prostate gland; PSA is produced for the ejaculate where it liquifies the semen and allows sperm cells to swim freely; elevated levels of PSA in blood serum are associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer
    PSA.
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Specific character

  • (Nat. Hist.), a characteristic or characteristics distinguishing one species from every other species of the same genus.
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Specific disease

  • (Med.) (a) A disease which produces a determinate definite effect upon the blood and tissues or upon some special tissue . (b) A disease which is itself uniformly produced by a definite and peculiar poison or organism.
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Specific duty

  • . (Com.) See under Duty.
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Specific gravity

  • noun the density of a substance relative to the density of water
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  • . (Physics) See under Gravity.
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Specific heat

  • noun the heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance one degree centigrade
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  • (Physics), the quantity of heat required to raise temperature of a body one degree, taking as the unit of measure the quantity required to raise the same weight of water from zero to one degree; thus, the specific heat of mercury is 0.033, that of water being 1.000.
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Specific inductive capacity

  • (Physics), the effect of a dielectric body in producing static electric induction as compared with that of some other body or bodies referred to as a standard.
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Specific legacy

  • (Law), a bequest of a particular thing, as of a particular animal or piece of furniture, specified and distinguished from all others. Wharton. Burrill.
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Specific name

  • (Nat., Hist.), the name which, appended to the name of the genus, constitutes the distinctive name of the species; originally applied by Linnæus to the essential character of the species, or the essential difference. The present specific name he at first called the trivial name.
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Specific performance

  • noun the performance of a legal contract as specified by its terms
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  • (Law), the peformance of a contract or agreement as decreed by a court of equity.
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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