un·​di·​ag·​nosed | \ ˌən-ˌdī-ig-ˈnōst How to pronounce undiagnosed (audio) , -əg-, -zd \

Definition of undiagnosed

: not diagnosed : not identified through diagnosis an undiagnosed illness … the symptoms of the syndrome may be subtle and thus may remain undiagnosed.— Dwight R. Robinson a condition that often goes undiagnosed

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Recent Examples on the Web That’s a problem for people with undiagnosed rare diseases. Megan Molteni, Wired, "30 Years Since the Human Genome Project Began, What’s Next?," 30 Dec. 2020 Upon their arrival from South Africa, however, a small number suffered from undiagnosed health issues which Chris attempted to identify and treat with a veterinarian. Animals, "The black-market trade in wildlife has moved online, and the deluge is 'dizzying'," 18 Dec. 2020 Fred Chary had fallen in the shower at the couple’s Valparaiso home, weakened by an undiagnosed urinary tract infection. Amy Lavalley, chicagotribune.com, "Former IUN prof’s death from COVID-19 angers his widow: ‘I was ready to lead an army of COVID widows to Washington’," 27 Nov. 2020 That is well above the rate that public-health experts consider a warning that cases are going undiagnosed and more testing is needed. Jon Emont, WSJ, "Indonesia Has 270 Million People—and One of the World’s Lowest Covid-19 Testing Rates," 8 Oct. 2020 Covid test supply shortages could cause a 'public health crisis' of undiagnosed STIs, health expert warns Scientist Melissa Miller never knows what to expect at her lab from week to week. NBC News, "Covid live updates and vaccine news: Latest CDC guidelines and state restrictions," 6 Dec. 2020 Bruxism can also be a sign of undiagnosed breathing disorders like sleep apnea, dentists say. Carolyne Zinko, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area dentists spot 2020 stress in clenched jaws and cracked teeth," 1 Dec. 2020 With almost 187,700 cases confirmed, Louisiana has among the highest per capita rates in the country and the number of undiagnosed infections might be several times higher than that. Jeff Adelson, NOLA.com, "Louisiana bucking latest coronavirus trends as new wave slams US; experts still 'very concerned'," 8 Nov. 2020 Del Shea Perry, mother of Hardel Sherrell, 27, who died from an undiagnosed immune disorder in Beltrami County jail in 2018. Star Tribune, "“They have been doing business their way, and it's not been fair to people of brown and black skin. It's time for a change, and we must work together to make that change become a reality.”," 24 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of undiagnosed

1864, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jan 2021

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“Undiagnosed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undiagnosed. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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un·​di·​ag·​nosed | \ -ˈnōst How to pronounce undiagnosed (audio) \

Medical Definition of undiagnosed

: not diagnosed : eluding diagnosis undiagnosed disease

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