prognosis


prog·no·sis

noun \präg-ˈnō-səs\
plural prog·no·ses \-ˌsēz\

Definition of PROGNOSIS

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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