workup

[wurk-uhp]

noun

a thorough medical diagnostic examination including laboratory tests and x-rays.
a tentative plan or proposal.

Nearby words

  1. workspace,
  2. workstation,
  3. workstream,
  4. worktable,
  5. worktop,
  6. workwear,
  7. workweek,
  8. workwoman,
  9. world,
  10. world bank

Origin of workup

First recorded in 1935–40; noun use of verb phrase work up

work-up

[wurk-uhp]

noun Printing.

an undesirable deposit of ink on a surface being printed, caused by the forcing into type-high position of quads or other spacing material.

Origin of work-up

noun use of verb phrase work up

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Medicine definitions for workup

workup

[wûrkŭp′]

n.

A thorough medical examination for diagnostic purposes.

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