from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Biology Not specifically adapted to a particular environment or function; not specialized.
- adj. Generally prevalent: observed a state of generalized discontent.
- adj. Medicine Involving an entire organ.
- adj. Medicine Spreading through or affecting the entire body; not localized: a generalized infection.
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- adj. Made more general, less specialized.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of generalize.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Comprising structural characters which are separated in more specialized forms; synthetic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Specifically, in biology, common or primitive, as a structure or organism; representing or held to represent a broad or general type of form; synthetic; undifferentiated: the opposite of specialized: as, a lucernarian is or represents a generalized type of hydrozoans; some fossil mammals had a generalized dental formula.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not biologically differentiated or adapted to a specific function or environment
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