Preclinical

/priːˈklɪnɪk(ə)l/

Origin

First recorded in 1930–35; pre- + clinical (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Preclinical

Preclinical

adjective

  1. of or relating to the period prior to the appearance of the symptoms.
  2. of, relating to, or occurring during the early phases of a disease before accurate diagnosis is possible
  3. of, relating to, or designating an early period of scientific study by a medical student before practical experience with patients

dictionary.com

Preclinical

adj.

  1. Of or relating to the period of a disease before the appearance of symptoms.
  2. Of or being a period in medical education before the student is involved with patients and clinical work.

dictionary.com

Preclinical

adjective

  1. Relating to or denoting the first, chiefly theoretical, stage of a medical education.
  2. Relating to or denoting the stage in a disease prior to the appearance of symptoms that make a diagnosis possible.
  3. Relating to or denoting the stage of drug testing that precedes the clinical stage.

lexico.com

Preclinical

adjective

  1. : of, relating to, or concerned with the period preceding clinical manifestations
  2. : of, relating to, or being the period in medical or dental education preceding the clinical study of medicine or dentistry
  3. : occurring prior to clinical testing a preclinical animal study of a new therapy

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Nearby words

precision bombing , precision casting , precisionism , precisive , preclimax , preclude , precocial , precocious , precocious puberty , precocity

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