morbidity


mor·bid·i·ty

noun \mr-ˈbi-də-tē\

Definition of MORBIDITY

1
:  the quality or state of being morbid
2
:  the relative incidence of disease

First Known Use of MORBIDITY

circa 1721

mor·bid·i·ty

noun \mr-ˈbid-ət-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural mor·bid·i·ties

Medical Definition of MORBIDITY

1
: a diseased state or symptom <lumbar puncture, if improperly performed, may be followed by a significant morbidityJournal of the American Medical Association>
2
: the incidence of disease : the rate of sickness (as in a specified community or group) <while TB mortality has declined fairly steadily, morbidity has been rising—Time>—compare mortality 2

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