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misdiagnose

[ mis-dahy-uhg-nohs, -nohz, mis-dahy-uhg-nohs, -nohz ]

verb (used without object)

, mis·di·ag·nosed, mis·di·ag·nos·ing.
  1. to make an incorrect diagnosis.


verb (used with object)

, mis·di·ag·nosed, mis·di·ag·nos·ing.
  1. to diagnose erroneously:

    to misdiagnose the nation's ills.

misdiagnose

/ ˌmɪsˈdaɪəɡˌnəʊz /

verb

  1. to diagnose (an illness or problem) wrongly or mistakenly


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Word History and Origins

Origin of misdiagnose1

First recorded in 1925–30; mis- 1 + diagnose

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Example Sentences

Like Sampson, doctors misdiagnosed her with bacterial sepsis.

Public awareness is growing around the way that women are all too frequently being dismissed and misdiagnosed.

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The rate that medical professionals misdiagnose conscious individuals as unconscious during behavioral assessment is thought to be near 40 percent.

Personally, I have three friends whose mothers were misdiagnosed with anxiety11 when they had serious illnesses, and two of them died.

Parents reasoned that since it is so hard to accurately diagnose childhood multiple sclerosis and prognosis is so varied, there was a chance that their children were misdiagnosed and they could recover and live normal lives.

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