Work-up meaning

wʉrkup
The definition of a work-up is a complete medical examination including a medical history, physical exam, lab tests, x-rays and analysis, or an unwanted mark on a printed page caused by improperly positioned spacing type or bars.

An example of a work-up is a thorough physical.

An example of a work-up is a smudge on a page of a magazine.

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A complete medical study of a patient, including a thorough examination, laboratory tests, a survey of the patient's case history, etc.
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An unwanted mark on a printed page caused by the rising of spacing material.
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(medicine) A general medical examination to assess a person health and fitness.
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(chemistry) All the additional procedures / reactions carried out after the main chemical reaction to obtain the desired product.
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To raise; to excite; to stir up.

He worked up the public's passions to rage.

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I shall have worked up an appetite with all this heavy work.

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