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



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




A thorough medical examination for diagnostic purposes.

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