Simple Definition of prognosis
: a doctor's opinion about how someone will recover from an illness or injury
: a judgment about what is going to happen in the future
Examples of prognosis
Right now, doctors say his prognosis is good.
The president had a hopeful prognosis about the company's future.
Origin of prognosis
Late Latin, from Greek prognōsis, literally, foreknowledge, from progignōskein to know before, from pro- + gignōskein to know — more at know
First Known Use: 1655
Medical Definition of prognosis
plural prog·no·ses \-ˌsēz\play
1: the act or art of foretelling the course of a disease
2: the prospect of survival and recovery from a disease as anticipated from the usual course of that disease or indicated by special features of the case <the prognosis is poor because of the accompanying cardiovascular disease—P. A. Mead et al>
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