- to identify incorrectly.
Origin of misidentify
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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
December 28, 2014
No doubt, there are wrongful convictions that result from misidentification and coerced confessions.How I Stopped My Rapist
November 24, 2014
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
April 3, 2014
“The scientists attributed it to the misidentification of those bodily symptoms of fear,” says Lehrer.The Science of When to Get Married
April 7, 2009
Farrell's misidentification established another truth—they were brothers.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Taylor (1940a) noted this as a case of misidentification and corrected the error but left longipes in the genus Eleutherodactylus.
The alleged occurrence of remains of giant pangolins in the upper Tertiary of Europe is due to misidentification (see Ancylopoda).
Word Origin and History for misidentification
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper