Definition of epicrisis in English:

epicrisis

noun

  • 1Rhetoric. The rhetorical device by which a speaker proceeds to comment on a passage which he or she has just quoted.

  • 2Medicine. A critical review, summary, or discussion of a case, condition, or body of research.

Origin

Late 16th century. From Hellenistic Greek ἐπίικρισις determination, judgement from ancient Greek ἐπικρίνειν to decide, determine + -σις.

Pronunciation

epicrisis

/ˈɛpɪkrʌɪsɪs/