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false–negative

adjective

Medical Definition of false–negative

  1. :  relating to or being a test or an individual that is erroneously classified in a negative category (as of diagnosis) because of imperfect testing methods or procedures <… any false-negative smears would again underestimate the prevalence of abnormal test results.—Jeanne Mandelblatt et al., The Journal of the American Medical Association, 18 July 1986>—compare false-positive

false negative

noun


Variants of false–negative

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false negative


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