misdiagnose

verb
mis·​di·​ag·​nose | \ ˌmis-ˈdī-ig-ˌnōs How to pronounce misdiagnose (audio) , -ˌnōz, ˌdī-ig-ˈnōs, -ˈnōz, -əg- \
misdiagnosed; misdiagnosing

Definition of misdiagnose

transitive verb

: to diagnose (someone or something) incorrectly … babesiosis is often missed or misdiagnosed as malaria or flu.— Linda Marsa The researchers added that children with this disease are often misdiagnosed and thus inappropriately treated …— Jane E. Brody

First Known Use of misdiagnose

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of misdiagnose was in 1883

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“Misdiagnose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misdiagnose. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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misdiagnose

verb

English Language Learners Definition of misdiagnose

: to form an incorrect opinion about the cause of (a disease or problem) : to incorrectly diagnose (a disease or problem)

misdiagnose

transitive verb
mis·​di·​ag·​nose | \ (ˈ)mis-ˈdī-ig-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz How to pronounce misdiagnose (audio) \
misdiagnosed; misdiagnosing

Medical Definition of misdiagnose

: to diagnose incorrectly

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