Definition of seronegative in English:

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seronegative

Pronunciation: /ˌsirōˈneɡədiv/

adjective

Medicine
Giving a negative result in a test of blood serum, e.g., for the presence of a virus.
Example sentences
  • Because these women initially are seronegative, serologic screening tests for HSV do not accurately detect those at highest risk.
  • At the time of the third survey in November 1984 all children under the age of 5 years who were seronegative for hepatitis B virus infection were vaccinated.
  • This approach requires that seronegative people are tested by these methods.

Derivatives

seronegativity

Pronunciation: /-ˌneɡəˈtivitē/
noun
Example sentences
  • First, an incident must be reported, and second, the worker's baseline seronegativity and subsequent seroconversion must be documented.
  • These findings were comparable with the study from South Africa which showed a seronegativity of 20 per cent for measles among fully immunized population, 72 per cent for mumps and 66 per cent for rubella.
  • On the other hand, seronegativity implies that there is susceptibility to the infection.

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Syllabification: se·ro·neg·a·tive

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