un·​der·​di·​ag·​no·​sis -ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-səs, -əg- How to pronounce underdiagnosis (audio)
plural underdiagnoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce underdiagnosis (audio)
: failure to recognize or correctly diagnose a disease or condition especially in a significant proportion of patients
… a growing body of research that demonstrates an underdiagnosis of heart disease in women, as well as a lack of understanding about gender variations in symptoms of heart disease …Florida Today (Brevard County, Florida)

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“Underdiagnosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/underdiagnosis. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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