False-negative definitions

Being or relating to a result from a medical test that is erroneously negative.
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A test result that is false-negative.
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Being or relating to a result from a medical test that is erroneously negative.
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A test result that is false-negative.
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The erroneous identification of a benign condition that turns out to be harmful. Contrast with false positive.
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A result of a test that shows as absent something that is present.

A false positive from a cancer screening test will unnecessarily frighten a healthy person, a false negative will deprive them of timely treatment.

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(statistics) Type II error.
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