misdiagnose

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mis·di·ag·nose / misˈdī-igˌnōs; -ˌnōz/ • v. [tr.] make an incorrect diagnosis of (a particular illness). ∎  make an incorrect diagnosis of the illness from which (someone) is suffering: the consultant misdiagnosed her as having cancer. DERIVATIVES: mis·di·ag·no·sis / ˌmisˌdī-igˈnōsəs/ n.