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Meaning of DIAGNOSIS

Pronunciation:  `dIug'nowsis

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon

DIAGNOSIS is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: diagnosing
 See Also: blood typing, designation, identification, medical diagnosis, uranalysis, urinalysis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Di`ag*no"sis\, n.; pl. {Diagnoses}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?,
fr. ? to distinguish; dia` through, asunder + ? to know. See
1. (Med.) The art or act of recognizing the presence of
   disease from its signs or symptoms, and deciding as to its
   character; also, the decision arrived at.

2. Scientific determination of any kind; the concise
   description of characterization of a species.

3. Critical perception or scrutiny; judgment based on such
   scrutiny; esp., perception of, or judgment concerning,
   motives and character.

         The quick eye for effects, the clear diagnosis of
         men's minds, and the love of epigram. --Compton

         My diagnosis of his character proved correct. --J.

{Differential diagnosis} (Med.), the determination of the
   distinguishing characteristics as between two similar
   diseases or conditions.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: identifying a disease by its signs, symptoms, and laboratory findings.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: To identify the cause of a disease or condition based on observations of symptoms and other signs.
Thesaurus Terms
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