Adjective "Underdiagnosed" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Underdiagnosed


    Definition:

    1. to determine the identity of (a disease, illness, etc.) by a medical examination: The doctor diagnosed the illness as influenza.

    2. to ascertain the cause or nature of (a disorder, malfunction, problem, etc.) from the symptoms: The mechanic diagnosed the trouble that caused the engine knock.

    3. to classify or determine on the basis of scientific examination. verb (used without object), diagnosed, diagnosing.

    4. to make a diagnosis.

    Origin:
    diagnose

    Examples:

    "disorders can be underdiagnosed."