epicrisis

noun
epic·​ri·​sis | \ i-ˈpik-rə-səs How to pronounce epicrisis (audio) \

Medical Definition of epicrisis

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a critical or analytical summing up especially of a medical case history

epicrisis

noun
epi·​cri·​sis | \ ˈep-i-ˌkrī-səs How to pronounce epicrisis (audio) , ˌep-i-ˈ How to pronounce epicrisis (audio) \
plural epicrises\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce epicrises (audio) \

Medical Definition of epicrisis (Entry 2 of 2)

: something that follows a crisis specifically : a secondary crisis

Learn More about epicrisis

Cite this Entry

“Epicrisis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/epicrisis. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

Comments on epicrisis

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

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!