Medical Dictionary


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

Medical Definition of MORBIDITY

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