Diagnosis vs Diagnoses - What's the difference?

diagnosis | diagnoses |

As nouns the difference between diagnosis and diagnoses

is that diagnosis is (medicine) the identification of the nature and cause of an illness while diagnoses is .

As a verb diagnoses is





  • (medicine) The identification of the nature and cause of an illness.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Philip E. Mirowski , title=Harms to Health from the Pursuit of Profits , volume=100, issue=1, page=87 , magazine= citation , passage=In an era when political leaders promise deliverance from decline through America’s purported preeminence in scientific research, the news that science is in deep trouble in the United States has been as unwelcome as a diagnosis of leukemia following the loss of health insurance.}}
  • The identification of the nature and cause of something (of any nature).
  • * Compton Reade
  • The quick eye for effects, the clear diagnosis of men's minds, and the love of epigram.
  • * J. Payn
  • My diagnosis of his character proved correct.
  • (taxonomy) A written description of a species or other taxon serving to distinguish that species from all others. Especially, a description written in Latin and published.
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  • The repeated exposure, over decades, to most taxa here treated has resulted in repeated modifications of both diagnoses and discussions, as initial ideas of the various taxa underwent—often repeated—conceptual modification.

    Derived terms

    * misdiagnosis * overdiagnosis * underdiagnosis * clinical diagnosis * differential diagnosis * physical diagnosis




  • Verb

  • (diagnose)
  • English heteronyms