nonspecific(redirected from nonspecific colitis)
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1. not due to any single known cause.
2. not directed against a particular agent, but rather having a general effect.
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1. Of or relating to an infection not known to be caused by a specific pathogen: nonspecific urethritis.
2. Of or relating to immunity that occurs naturally as a result of a person's genetic makeup or physiology and does not arise from a previous infection or vaccination.
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