misdiagnosis

noun mis·di·ag·no·sis \ ˌmis-ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-səs , -əg- \

Definition of misdiagnosis

plural misdiagnoses play \ˌmis-ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-ˌsēz, -əg-\
: an incorrect diagnosis
  • Misdiagnosis can easily occur unless the veterinarian is alert to the possibility of Lyme disease.
  • —Suzanne Clothier et al.
  • The court also stated that experts can be sued for negligence resulting from their misdiagnoses.
  • —Mark Hansen

First Known Use of misdiagnosis

1884

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misdiagnosis

noun mis·di·ag·no·sis \ (ˌ)mis-ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-səs \

medical Definition of misdiagnosis

plural misdiagnoses play \-ˌsēz\
: an incorrect diagnosis

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