Medical Dictionary


noun hy·poth·e·sis \hī-ˈpäth-ə-səs\
plural hy·poth·e·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of HYPOTHESIS

:  a proposition tentatively assumed in order to draw out its logical or empirical consequences and test its consistency with facts that are known or may be determined <it appears, then, to be a condition of the most genuinely scientific hypothesis that it be…of such a nature as to be either proved or disproved by comparison with observed facts—J. S. Mill>
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