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misdiagnose

[mis-dahy-uh g-nohs, -nohz, mis-dahy-uh g-nohs, -nohz]
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verb (used without object), mis·di·ag·nosed, mis·di·ag·nos·ing.
  1. to make an incorrect diagnosis.
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verb (used with object), mis·di·ag·nosed, mis·di·ag·nos·ing.
  1. to diagnose erroneously: to misdiagnose the nation's ills.
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Origin of misdiagnose

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

misdiagnosis

[mis-dahy-uh g-noh-sis]
noun, plural mis·di·ag·no·ses [mis-dahy-uh g-noh-seez] /ˌmɪs daɪ əgˈnoʊ siz/.
  1. an incorrect diagnosis.
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Origin of misdiagnosis

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

misdiagnose

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

noun plural -ses (-siːz)
  1. the act or an instance of misdiagnosing or being misdiagnosed
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Word Origin and History for misdiagnoses

misdiagnose

v.

1897, from mis- (1) + diagnose. Related: Misdiagnosed; misdiagnosing.

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misdiagnosis

n.

1880, from mis- (1) + diagnosis.

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misdiagnoses in Medicine

misdiagnosis

(mĭs-dī′əg-nōsĭs)
n. pl. mis•di•ag•no•ses (-sēz)
  1. An incorrect diagnosis.
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Related formsmis•diag•nose′ v.
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