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misdiagnosis

[ mis-dahy-uhg-noh-sis ]
/ ˌmɪs daɪ əgˈnoʊ sɪs /
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noun, plural mis·di·ag·no·ses [mis-dahy-uhg-noh-seez]. /ˌmɪs daɪ əgˈnoʊ siz/.
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 misdiagnosis

misdiagnosis
/ (ˌmɪsdaɪəɡˈnəʊsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-siːz)
the act or an instance of misdiagnosing or being misdiagnosed
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Medical definitions for misdiagnosis

misdiagnosis
[ mĭs-dī′əg-nōsĭs ]

n. pl. mis•di•ag•no•ses (-sēz)
An incorrect diagnosis.

Other words from misdiagnosis

mis•diag•nose′ v.
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