despeciation

[dē-spē′shē-āshən, -sē-]

n.

The alteration or loss of species characteristics.
The removal of species-specific antigenic properties from a foreign protein.

Nearby words

  1. desoxy-,
  2. despair,
  3. despairing,
  4. despairingly,
  5. despatch,
  6. despenser,
  7. desperado,
  8. desperate,
  9. desperately,
  10. desperation


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