misdiagnosis

noun
mis·​di·​ag·​no·​sis | \ ˌmis-ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce misdiagnosis (audio) , -əg- \
plural misdiagnoses\ ˌmis-​ˌdī-​ig-​ˈnō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce misdiagnoses (audio) , -​əg-​ \

Definition of misdiagnosis

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of misdiagnosis was in 1884

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“Misdiagnosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misdiagnosis. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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misdiagnosis

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English Language Learners Definition of misdiagnosis

: an incorrect conclusion about the cause of a disease or problem : an incorrect diagnosis

misdiagnosis

noun
mis·​di·​ag·​no·​sis | \ (ˌ)mis-ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce misdiagnosis (audio) \
plural misdiagnoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce misdiagnoses (audio) \

Medical Definition of misdiagnosis

: an incorrect diagnosis

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