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seronegative

[seer-oh-neg-uh-tiv] /ˌsɪər oʊˈnɛg ə tɪv/
adjective, Medicine/Medical
1.
showing no significant level of serum antibodies, or other immunologic marker in the serum, that would indicate previous exposure to the infectious agent being tested.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; sero- + negative
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seronegative

/ˌsɪərəʊˈnɛɡətɪv/
adjective
1.
(of a person whose blood has been tested for a specific disease, such as AIDS) showing no serological reaction indicating the presence of the disease
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seronegative in Medicine

seronegative se·ro·neg·a·tive (sēr'ō-něg'ə-tĭv)
adj.
Having a negative reaction to a serological test for a disease, especially to a test for syphilis or AIDS.

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