|1.||a result in a medical test that wrongly indicates the absence of the condition being tested for|
|2.||a person from whom such a result is obtained|
|Main Entry:||false negative|
|Part of Speech:||n, adj|
|Definition:||a test result that is read as negative but actually is positive, a test that shows no evidence of a disease when it is actually present; also written false-negative|
false negative n.
A negative test result when the attribute for which the subject is being tested actually exists in that subject.