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overdiagnosis

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noun over·di·ag·no·sis \-ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-səs, -əg-\

Definition of overdiagnosis

  1. :  the diagnosis of a condition or disease more often than it is actually present

overdiagnose

play \-ˈdī-ig-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz, -ˌdī-ig-ˈ, -əg-\ transitive verb


1978

First Known Use of overdiagnosis

1978


Medical Dictionary

overdiagnosis

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noun over·di·ag·no·sis \-ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-səs, -əg-\

Medical Definition of overdiagnosis

plural

overdiagnoses

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  1. :  the diagnosis of a condition or disease (as Lyme disease) more often than it is actually present

overdiagnose

\-ˈdī-ig-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz, -ˌdī-ig-ˈ, -əg-\play transitive verb

overdiagnosed

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overdiagnosing




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