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misdiagnose

[mis-dahy-uh g-nohs, -nohz, mis-dahy-uh g-nohs, -nohz] /mɪsˈdaɪ əgˌnoʊs, -ˌnoʊz, ˌmɪs daɪ əgˈnoʊs, -ˈnoʊz/
verb (used without object), misdiagnosed, misdiagnosing.
1.
to make an incorrect diagnosis.
verb (used with object), misdiagnosed, misdiagnosing.
2.
to diagnose erroneously:
to misdiagnose the nation's ills.
Origin of misdiagnose
1925-1930
1925-30; mis-1 + diagnose

misdiagnosis

[mis-dahy-uh g-noh-sis] /ˌmɪs daɪ əgˈnoʊ sɪs/
noun, plural misdiagnoses
[mis-dahy-uh g-noh-seez] /ˌmɪs daɪ əgˈnoʊ siz/ (Show IPA)
1.
an incorrect diagnosis.
Origin
1945-50; mis-1 + diagnosis
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British Dictionary definitions for misdiagnoses

misdiagnose

/ˌmɪsˈdaɪəɡˌnəʊz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to diagnose (an illness or problem) wrongly or mistakenly

misdiagnosis

/ˌmɪsdaɪəɡˈnəʊsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
1.
the act or an instance of misdiagnosing or being misdiagnosed
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Word Origin and History for misdiagnoses

misdiagnose

v.

1897, from mis- (1) + diagnose. Related: Misdiagnosed; misdiagnosing.

misdiagnosis

n.

1880, from mis- (1) + diagnosis.

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misdiagnoses in Medicine

misdiagnosis mis·di·ag·no·sis (mĭs-dī'əg-nō'sĭs)
n. pl. mis·di·ag·no·ses (-sēz)
An incorrect diagnosis.


mis·di'ag·nose' v.
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