NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,992 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- When referring to a medical test, specificity refers to the percentage of people who test negative for a specific disease among a group of people who do not have the disease. No test is 100% specific because some people who do not have the disease will test positive for it (false positive).