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Kaplan-Meier estimate

Pronunciation: kap'lan mi'er

Definition: nonparametric method of compiling life tables or survival tables that combines calculated probabilities of survival with estimates to allow for censored (missing) observations; used mainly in survival studies of cancer and similar long-term diseases.

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