epicrisis

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐπίκρισις (epíkrisis, determination, decision; judgment, award)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈpɪk.ɹə.sɪs/

Noun[edit]

epicrisis (plural epicrises)

  1. A critical or analytical study, evaluation, or summing up, especially of a medical case history.
    • 1916, Albion Walter Hewlett, Monographic Medicine
      It would be well if every practitioner would go over his list of patients from time to time and attempt an epicrisis in each one. He will often be surprised at what he finds, and his clinical judgment should be greatly improved...
    • 1967, Nicholas Bethell, David F. Burg, Cancer Ward, translation of original by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, page 469:
      But what if I don't have time to discharge you tomorrow. The epicrisis has to be written, you know.
    • 2011, Hurriyet Daily news, January 12
      Haberal’s epicrisis report, which was prepared on Oct. 16, 2009, was sent to the court nearly one year later.
  2. (rhetoric) A quotation followed by a commentary.
  3. A commentary or annotation of a text.
  4. (historical) A Roman census in Egypt related to the determination of liability for poll tax.
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Etymology 2[edit]

epi- +‎ crisis

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛp.ə.kɹaɪ.sɪs/

Noun[edit]

epicrisis (plural epicrises)

  1. Something that follows a crisis; a secondary crisis, especially of a disease.

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