verb (used with object), mis·i·den·ti·fied, mis·i·den·ti·fy·ing.
Related formsmis·i·den·ti·fi·ca·tion, noun
Examples from the Web for misidentification
The misidentification has since been corrected, and The Daily Beast regrets the error.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No doubt, there are wrongful convictions that result from misidentification and coerced confessions.
Misidentification of the problem means a delayed legitimate diagnosis—no small thing when it comes to matters of the heart.Recent Study Links Occurrence of Natural Disasters to Increase of Medical Heartbreak|Rachel Hochhauser|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The scientists attributed it to the misidentification of those bodily symptoms of fear,” says Lehrer.
Farrell's misidentification established another truth—they were brothers.Thoroughbreds|W. A. Fraser
The alleged occurrence of remains of giant pangolins in the upper Tertiary of Europe is due to misidentification (see Ancylopoda).
Taylor (1940a) noted this as a case of misidentification and corrected the error but left longipes in the genus Eleutherodactylus.