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mortality

noun mor·tal·i·ty \mr-ˈta-lə-tē\

: the quality or state of being a person or thing that is alive and therefore certain to die : the quality or state of being mortal

: the death of a person, animal, etc.

: the number of deaths that occur in a particular time or place

Full Definition of MORTALITY

1
:  the quality or state of being mortal
2
:  the death of large numbers (as of people or animals)
3
archaic :  death
4
:  the human race
5
a :  the number of deaths in a given time or place
b :  the proportion of deaths to population
c :  the number lost or the rate of loss or failure

Examples of MORTALITY

  1. a leading cause of mortality

First Known Use of MORTALITY

14th century

Other Biology Terms

autochthonous, fecund, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate

mortality

noun mor·tal·i·ty \mr-ˈtal-ət-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural mor·tal·i·ties

Medical Definition of MORTALITY

1
:  the quality or state of being mortal
2
a :  the number of deaths in a given time or place b :  the proportion of deaths to population :  death rate—called also mortality rate; compare fertility 2, morbidity 2

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