Definition of misdiagnosis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

misdiagnosis

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsdaɪəɡˈnəʊsɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsdaɪəɡˈnoʊsɪs//
 
[countable, uncountable](pl. misdiagnoses
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsdaɪəɡˈnəʊsiːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsdaɪəɡˈnoʊsiːz//
 
)
 
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an explanation of the nature of an illness or a problem that is not correct Misdiagnosis can lead to inappropriate treatment.