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contested illness

Definition of Contested Illness

(noun) An illness that is questioned or disputed by members of the medical field.

Examples of Contested Illness

Contested Illness Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /kənˈtɛstɪd ˈɪlnɪs/
    • British English
      • /kənˈtɛstɪd ˈɪlnɪs/
  • Syllabification: (con·test·ed ill·ness)

Usage Note

  • Plural: contested illnesses

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Works Consulted

Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Princeton University. 2010. WordNet. (https://wordnet.princeton.edu/).

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).

Cite the Definition of Contested Illness

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “contested illness.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 13, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/contested-illness/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

contested illness. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/contested-illness/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “contested illness.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 13, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/contested-illness/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“contested illness.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 13 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/contested-illness/>.