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experimental group


noun

(in an experiment or clinical trial) a group of subjects who are exposed to the variable under study: a lower infection rate in the experimental group that received the vaccine.

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Nearby words

experientialism, experiment, experiment station, experimental, experimental condition, experimental group, experimental medicine, experimental psychology, experimental theater, experimentalism, experimentalize
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Medicine definitions for experimental group

experimental group

[ ĭk-spĕr′ə-mĕntl ]

n.

A group of subjects that are exposed to the variable of a control experiment.
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