[ wurk-uhp ]
/ ˈwɜrkˌʌp /


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

Origin of workup

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

Definition for workup (2 of 2)

[ wurk-uhp ]
/ ˈwɜrkˌʌp /

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for workup

[ wûrkŭp′ ]


A thorough medical examination for diagnostic purposes.
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