overdiagnosis


over·di·ag·no·sis

noun \-ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-səs, -əg-\

Definition of OVERDIAGNOSIS

:  the diagnosis of a condition or disease more often than it is actually present
over·di·ag·nose \-ˈdī-ig-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz, -ˌdī-ig-ˈ, -əg-\ transitive verb

First Known Use of OVERDIAGNOSIS

1978

over·di·ag·no·sis

noun \-ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-səs, -əg-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural over·di·ag·no·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of OVERDIAGNOSIS

: the diagnosis of a condition or disease (as Lyme disease) more often than it is actually present
over·di·ag·nose \-ˈdī-ig-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz, -ˌdī-ig-ˈ, -əg-\ transitive verb, over·di·ag·nosed over·di·ag·nos·ing

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