misdiagnosis

[mis-dahy-uhg-noh-sis]
noun, plural misdiagnoses [mis-dahy-uhg-noh-seez] .
an incorrect diagnosis.

Origin:
1945–50; mis-1 + diagnosis

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misdiagnosis (ˌmɪsdaɪəɡˈnəʊsɪs)
 
n , pl -ses
the act or an instance of misdiagnosing or being misdiagnosed

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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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The first is the risk of medical mistake, including a misdiagnosis of competence or terminal illness.
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