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differential diagnosis[‚dif·ə′ren·chəl ‚dī·əg′nō·səs]
Distinguishing between diseases of similar character by comparing their signs and symptoms.
In taxonomic study, a statement of the characters that distinguish a given taxon from other, specifically mentioned equivalent taxa.