Definition of specific disease in English:

specific disease


  • A disease caused by a particular and characteristic organism.

    ‘These agents are used to cure or prevent specific diseases or disease conditions.’
    • ‘The development of palmar arch disease, as a specific disease, was not foreseeable.’
    • ‘Multiple sclerosis is a specific disease.’
    • ‘The immunization level for specific diseases such as polio and measles now surpasses 90 percent.’
    • ‘Epidemiologists have found links between specific diseases and birth months.’
    • ‘Cancer is both a systemic concern and a specific disease.’
    • ‘We hypothesised and investigated associations between specific causes, specific explanatory mechanisms, and specific diseases.’
    • ‘Western medicine confines the dysfunctions of the spleen to specific diseases.’
    • ‘There are no studies to show that the treatment provides lasting immunity from specific diseases.’
    • ‘A simple blood test will indicate if your pet has sufficient antibodies against specific diseases.’
    • ‘Strokes can occur in children and young adults due to specific diseases.’
    • ‘Vaccines are designed to increase an animal's resistance to specific diseases.’
    • ‘Contact your local extension agent for chemical control measures for specific diseases.’
    • ‘In recent years, researchers have been able to identify specific genes that are responsible for specific diseases.’
    • ‘Pasteur's work was revolutionary and led the way for further research into type of germs causing specific diseases.’
    • ‘It is not a specific disease but a general diagnosis with many possible causes.’
    • ‘A kidney biopsy may be required in certain cases to identify the specific disease and to assess the damage.’


specific disease

/spəˈsifik dəˈzēz/ /spəˈsɪfɪk dəˈziz/