verb (used with or without object), prog·nosed, prog·nos·ing. Medicine/Medical.
- prognostic chart,
Origin of prognose
noun, plural prog·no·ses [prog-noh-seez] /prɒgˈnoʊ siz/.
Origin of prognosis
Examples from the Web for prognoses
Every other horror I could think of at least had odds or prognoses.Gabrielle Giffords' Difficult Path Back From a Brain Injury|Lee Woodruff|January 12, 2011|DAILY BEAST
We know what clever structures of conjectures and prognoses have been built on these foundations.Essay on the Creative Imagination|Th. Ribot
noun plural -noses (-ˈnəʊsiːz)
- a prediction of the course or outcome of a disease or disorder
- the chances of recovery from a disease
Word Origin for prognosis
1650s, "forecast of the probable course of a disease," from Late Latin prognosis, from Greek prognosis "foreknowledge," also, in medicine, "predicted course of a disease," from stem of progignoskein "come to know beforehand," from pro- "before" (see pro-) + gignoskein "come to know" (see gnostic). General (non-medical) use in English from 1706. A back-formed verb prognose is attested from 1837. Related: Prognosed; prognosing.
n. pl. prog•no•ses (-sēz)
A medical prediction of the future course of a disease and the chance for recovery.