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morbidity

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noun mor·bid·i·ty \mȯr-ˈbi-də-tē\

Definition of morbidity

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being morbid

  2. 2 :  the relative incidence of disease



Circa 1721

First Known Use of morbidity

circa 1721


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morbidity

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noun mor·bid·i·ty \mȯr-ˈbid-ət-ē\

Medical Definition of morbidity

plural mor·bid·i·ties

  1. 1:  a diseased state or symptom <lumbar puncture, if improperly performed, may be followed by a significant morbidityJournal of the American Medical Association>

  2. 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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