case fatality rate

n.

The proportion of individuals contracting a disease who die of that disease.

Nearby words

  1. continental quilt,
  2. continental rift,
  3. continental rise,
  4. continental seating,
  5. continental shelf,
  6. continental system,
  7. continentalism,
  8. continentality,
  9. continentalize,
  10. continently


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