Definition of overdiagnosis in English:

overdiagnosis

noun

  • Excessively frequent (and hence occasionally incorrect) diagnosis of a particular disease, etc. Also occasionally: an instance of this.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Journal Canadian Association Radiologists. From over- + diagnosis.

Pronunciation

overdiagnosis

/ˌəʊvədʌɪəɡˈnəʊsɪs/