[prog-nohs, -nohz]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), prognosed, prognosing. Medicine/Medical.
to subject to or make a prognosis.

1895–1900; back formation from prognosis Unabridged


noun, plural prognoses [prog-noh-seez] .
Medicine/Medical. a forecasting of the probable course and outcome of a disease, especially of the chances of recovery.
a forecast or prognostication.

1645–55; < Late Latin < Greek prógnōsis foreknowledge. See pro-2, gnosis

diagnosis, prognosis. Unabridged
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prognosis (prɒɡˈnəʊsɪs)
n , pl -noses
1.  med
 a.  a prediction of the course or outcome of a disease or disorder
 b.  the chances of recovery from a disease
2.  any forecast or prediction
[C17: via Latin from Greek: knowledge beforehand]

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Word Origin & History

1655, "forecast of the probable course of a disease," from L.L. prognosis, from Gk. prognosis "foreknowledge," from progignoskein "come to know beforehand," from pro- "before" + gignoskein "come to know" (see gnostic).
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prognosis prog·no·sis (prŏg-nō'sĭs)
n. pl. prog·no·ses (-sēz)

  1. A prediction of the probable course and outcome of a disease.

  2. The likelihood of recovery from a disease.

prog'nos·ti'cian (-nŏs-tĭsh'ən) n.
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prognosis [(prog-noh-sis)]

A medical prediction of the future course of a disease and the chance for recovery.

Note: Prognosis is often used as a general term for predicting the unfolding of events: “The governor said that the prognosis for the state's financial future is bleak.”
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