overdiagnosis

noun over·di·ag·no·sis \ ˌō-vər-ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-səs , -əg- \

Definition of overdiagnosis

:the diagnosis of a condition or disease more often than it is actually present

overdiagnose

play \ˌō-vər-ˈdī-ig-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz, -ˌdī-ig-ˈnōs, -ˈnōz, -əg-\ transitive verb

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First Known Use of overdiagnosis

1971


Medical Dictionary

overdiagnosis

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

medical Definition of overdiagnosis

plural overdiagnoses play \-ˌsēz\
:the diagnosis of a condition or disease (as Lyme disease) more often than it is actually present

overdiagnose

play \-ˈdī-ig-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz, -ˌdī-ig-ˈ, -əg-\ transitive verb overdiagnosed; overdiagnosing

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