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Related to false-negative: beta error
1. denoting a test result that wrongly excludes an individual from a diagnostic or other category.
2. an individual so excluded.
3. an instance of such a result; called also false-negative reaction.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Being or relating to a result from a medical test that is erroneously negative.
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type-2 errorAn error made when a test fails to reject a false null hypothesis.
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