diagnose

[dahy-uh g-nohs, -nohz, dahy-uh g-nohs, -nohz]
verb (used with object), di·ag·nosed, di·ag·nos·ing.
  1. to determine the identity of (a disease, illness, etc.) by a medical examination: The doctor diagnosed the illness as influenza.
  2. to ascertain the cause or nature of (a disorder, malfunction, problem, etc.) from the symptoms: The mechanic diagnosed the trouble that caused the engine knock.
  3. to classify or determine on the basis of scientific examination.
verb (used without object), di·ag·nosed, di·ag·nos·ing.
  1. to make a diagnosis.

Origin of diagnose

First recorded in 1860–65; back formation from diagnosis
Related formsdi·ag·nos·a·ble, adjectiveun·der·di·ag·nose, verb (used with object), un·der·di·ag·nosed, un·der·di·ag·nos·ing.un·di·ag·nos·a·ble, adjectiveun·di·ag·nosed, adjectivewell-di·ag·nosed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for underdiagnosed

diagnose

verb
  1. to determine or distinguish by diagnosis
  2. (tr) to examine (a person or thing), as for a disease
Derived Formsdiagnosable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for underdiagnosed

diagnose

v.

1861, back-formation from diagnosis. Related: Diagnosed; diagnosing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

underdiagnosed in Medicine

diagnose

[dīəg-nōs′, -nōz′]
v.
  1. To distinguish or identify a disease by diagnosis.
  2. To identify a person as having a particular disease or condition by diagnosis.
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