Definition of underdiagnose
: to diagnose (a condition or disease) less often than it is actually present
underdiagnosisplay \ˌən-dər-ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-səs, -əg-\ noun
First Known Use of underdiagnose
Medical Definition of underdiagnose
: 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. Glasser, Harper's, July 2005> <… the negative effects of underdiagnosing and undertreating pain …—Ellen Jan Kleinerman, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio), 24 Jan. 2012>
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