morbidity


mor·bid·i·ty

noun \mr-ˈbid-ət-ē\
plural mor·bid·i·ties

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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