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prognosis

noun [C]    /prɑɡˈnoʊ·sɪs/ (plural prognoses  /prɑɡˈnoʊˌsiz/)
a doctor’s judgment of the likely or expected development of a disease, or a statement of what the likely future situation is: After successful surgery his prognosis was good.
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