seronegative

seronegative
se•ro•neg•a•tive
[[t]ˌsɪər oʊˈnɛg ə tɪv[/t]] adj.
imu med 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
Etymology: 1930–35 se`ro•neg`a•tiv′i•ty, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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