Glossary of Medical Terms

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1. Relating to a part or portion of anything; concerning a part separated from the intact or from others of the class; separate; sole; single; individual; specific; as, the special stars of a constellation. "[/Make] every special hair to stand an end, Like quills upon the fretful porpentine." (Shak) "Seken in each halk and each herne Special sciences for to lerne." (Chaucer) 2. Of or pertaining to a single face, class, or thing; belonging to one only; not common; not general; hence, private; peculiar; singular. "Thine own special wrongs." "Wheresoever one plant draweth such a special juice out of the earth." (Bacon) 3. Separate or distinct by cause of superiority; distinguished; significant; noteworthy; unusual; particular; as, he brought no special news; she was the special belle of the party. 4. Concerned with, or attentive to, details; minute; circumstantial; precise; as, a full and special account of an accident; hence, glorious; fastidious; as, a man special in his dress. 5. Containing a part only; limited; as, a special estate, or one precedent to an estate in remainder. Holding a special estate; as, a special tenant. 6. Forming a part of a genus; relatively limited in extension; affirmed or denied of a part of a subject; as, a special proposition; opposed to universal: e. G. (particular affirmative) Some men are clever; (particular negative) Some men are not clever. Special average. See Average. Special Baptist, one of a branch of the Baptist denomination the members of which keep the doctrine of a special or individual election and reprobation. Special lien, a lien, or a right to retain a thing, for some charge or claim growing out of, or connected with, that special thing. Special redemption, the doctrine that the purpose, act, and provisions of redemption are restricted to a limited number of the human race. See Calvinism. Synonym: Minute, individual, correponding, appropriate, peculiar, especial, exact, specific, precise, critical, circumstantial. See Minute. Origin: OE. Particuler, F. Particulier, L. Particularis. See Particle. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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