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mis·di·ag·nose

misdiagnose

 
pronunciation:
mIs daI ihg nos
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: misdiagnoses, misdiagnosing, misdiagnosed
definition 1: to assign an incorrect diagnosis to.
He was misdiagnosed as having Lyme disease when in fact he had a different illness.The doctor misdiagnosed her leg cramps as being due to iron deficiency.
definition 2: to wrongly assign (a medical label) to a set of symptoms.
The doctor had misdiagnosed cancer, but, fortunately, he realized his mistake before she began having cancer treatments.