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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up underdiagnose? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).