misdiagnose

[ mis-dahy-uh g-nohs, -nohz, mis-dahy-uh g-nohs, -nohz ]
/ mɪsˈdaɪ əgˌnoʊs, -ˌnoʊz, ˌmɪs daɪ əgˈnoʊs, -ˈnoʊz /

verb (used without object), mis·di·ag·nosed, mis·di·ag·nos·ing.

to make an incorrect diagnosis.

verb (used with object), mis·di·ag·nosed, mis·di·ag·nos·ing.

to diagnose erroneously: to misdiagnose the nation's ills.

Origin of misdiagnose

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

Definition for misdiagnoses (2 of 2)

misdiagnosis

[ mis-dahy-uh g-noh-sis ]
/ ˌmɪs daɪ əgˈnoʊ sɪs /

noun, plural mis·di·ag·no·ses [mis-dahy-uh g-noh-seez] /ˌmɪs daɪ əgˈnoʊ siz/.

an incorrect diagnosis.

Origin of misdiagnosis

First recorded in 1945–50; mis-1 + diagnosis
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British Dictionary definitions for misdiagnoses (1 of 2)

misdiagnose

/ (ˌmɪsˈdaɪəɡˌnəʊz) /

verb (tr)

to diagnose (an illness or problem) wrongly or mistakenly

British Dictionary definitions for misdiagnoses (2 of 2)

misdiagnosis

/ (ˌmɪsdaɪəɡˈnəʊsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-siːz)

the act or an instance of misdiagnosing or being misdiagnosed
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Medicine definitions for misdiagnoses

misdiagnosis

[ mĭs-dī′əg-nōsĭs ]

n. pl. mis•di•ag•no•ses (-sēz)

An incorrect diagnosis.

Related forms

mis•diag•nose′ v.
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