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Definition of "misdiagnosis" [misdiagnosis]

  • An incorrect diagnosis. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "misdiagnosis" in a sentence
  • "Convey's operation was performed by United States national team doctors after what he called a misdiagnosis in England."
  • "When the misdiagnosis is done at the federal government level and involves large parts of a national economy, the consequences can be swift and significant."
  • "Dr. Mark Graber, chief of medicine at the Veteran’s Administration in Northpoint, New York, says the single most common cause of misdiagnosis is a doctor’s failure to consider other possibilities after an initial diagnosis is reached."