Meaning of epicrisis in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɛpɪkrʌɪsɪs/


  • 1Rhetoric
    The rhetorical device by which a speaker proceeds to comment on a passage which he or she has just quoted.

  • 2Medicine
    A critical review, summary, or discussion of a case, condition, or body of research.


Late 16th century. From Hellenistic Greek ἐπίικρισις determination, judgement from ancient Greek ἐπικρίνειν to decide, determine (ἐπι- + κρίνειν to decide, judge) + -σις.