misdiagnose

verb mis·di·ag·nose \ ˌmis-ˈdī-ig-ˌnōs , -ˌnōz , ˌdī-ig-ˈ , -əg- \

Definition of misdiagnose

misdiagnosed; misdiagnosing
: 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

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Medical Dictionary

misdiagnose

transitive verb mis·di·ag·nose \ (ˈ)mis-ˈdī-ig-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz \

medical Definition of misdiagnose

misdiagnosed; misdiagnosing
: to diagnose incorrectly

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