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Definition of "preclinical" [preclinical]

  • Of or relating to the period of a disease before the appearance of symptoms. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "preclinical" in a sentence
  • "Roche said Intermune's experimental medicine danoprevir "has shown promising efficacy in preclinical and early clinical development" and should "increase flexibility" to develop and market Roche's portfolio of drugs against hepatitis C, an infection of the liver that affects around 180 million people worldwide."
  • "In addition, Array has completed long-term preclinical regulated safety studies and has identified a commercially viable synthetic process and oral formulation for ARRY-162."
  • "In addition, the Company has completed long-term preclinical regulated safety studies and has identified a commercially viable synthetic process and oral formulation for ARRY-162."