Definition of workup in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwərkˌəp/


1chiefly US A diagnostic examination of a patient: a full neurological workup
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  • The patient underwent a diagnostic workup that included a colonoscopy and computed tomographic scan.
  • We present a case in which the pressure-volume (P-V) curve proved invaluable in the diagnostic workup of a patient.
  • The patient underwent a staging workup that included computed tomography scans of the chest and abdomen and bilateral bone marrow biopsies and aspirates.
1.1 Chemistry A series of experimental procedures carried out to separate and purify substances for analysis.
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  • Hydrophobic integral membrane proteins are prone to sample losses during the workup and analysis.
  • After workup, the yield of Xe - C 60 is roughly 0.3%.
  • In this latter situation, molecular analysis should be part of a routine workup for a suspected malignant process.
2(In a military context) a period of training or preparation, typically for a specific operation: an intensive predeployment workup
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  • The period culminated in a workup and operational readiness evaluation that took place in the Northern Australia exercise area in October.
  • He will allow them to plan and cost fleet activities such as maintenance, workups and operations, as well as identify the cost of alternative schedules.
  • He said he had a busy schedule ahead, starting with an operational workup.

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Syllabification: work·up

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