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Definition of Retrodiagnosis

Retrodiagnosis: Retrospective diagnosis. The proposal that the mysterious illness that killed Alexander the Great more than 2,300 years ago was West Nile fever is an exercise in retrodiagnosis.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=26040
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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