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preclinical

 [pre-klin´ĭ-k'l]
before a disease becomes clinically recognizable.

pre·clin·i·cal

(prē-klin'i-kăl),
1. Before the onset of disease.
2. A period in medical education before the student becomes involved with patients and clinical work.

preclinical

/pre·clin·i·cal/ (-klin´ĭ-k'l) before a disease becomes clinically recognizable.

preclinical

(prē-klĭn′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
Of or relating to the period of a disease before the appearance of symptoms.

preclinical

[-klin′ikəl]
Etymology: L, prae + Gk, kline, bed
a stage in a disease when a specific diagnosis cannot be made because adequate signs and symptoms have not yet developed.

pre·clin·i·cal

(prē-klin'i-kăl)
1. Before the onset of disease.
2. A period in medical education before the student becomes involved with patients and clinical work.

preclinical

1. Pertaining to the incubation period of a disease or to the period before signs and symptoms occur.
2. The period of training of a medical student in the basic medical sciences before access to patients is allowed.

preclinical

before a disease becomes clinically recognizable.
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He recalled a year earlier, when he was invited to a lavish customer appreciation event that was sponsored by a preclinical CRO from the lands to the North.
Now there was a growing need for preclinical CROs that could serve the needs of the biopharma industry and handle the overflow needs of the pharma industry.