underdiagnose

verb un·der·di·ag·nose \ ˌən-dər-ˈdī-ig-ˌnōs , -ˌnōz ; -ˌdī-ig-ˈnōs , -ˈnōz , -əg- \

Definition of underdiagnose

transitive verb
: to diagnose (a condition or disease) less often than it is actually present

underdiagnosis

play \ˌən-dər-ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-səs, -əg-\ noun

First Known Use of underdiagnose

1974


Medical Dictionary

underdiagnose

transitive verb un·der·di·ag·nose \ -ˈdī-ig-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz; -ˌdī-ig-ˈ, -əg- \

medical Definition of underdiagnose

underdiagnosed; underdiagnosing
: to diagnose (a condition or disease) less often than it is actually present
  • Army neurologists fear that severe brain injuries are being underdiagnosed
  • —Ronald F. GlasserHarper'sJuly 2005
  • … the negative effects of underdiagnosing and undertreating pain …
  • —Ellen Jan Kleinerman, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)24 Jan. 2012

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