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  1. a critical study or evaluation.
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Origin of epicrisis1

< Greek epikrísis a judgment (Compare epikrī́nein to judge, equivalent to epi- epi- + krī́nein to judge); see crisis


[ep-i-krahy-sis, ep-ee-]
noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. something that follows a crisis; a secondary crisis.
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Origin of epicrisis2

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Historical Examples

  • Fries admits them as distinct species in the new edition of his “Epicrisis.”

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses

    Mordecai Cubitt Cooke

British Dictionary definitions for epicrisis


  1. pathol a secondary crisis occurring in the course of a disease
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Word Origin

C20: from epi- + crisis
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epicrisis in Medicine


(ĕp′ĭ-krīsĭs, ĕpĭ-krī′sĭs)
  1. A secondary crisis in the course of a disease.
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