mor·bid·i·ty noun \mȯr-ˈbid-ət-ē\
: a diseased state or symptom <lumbar puncture, if improperly performed, may be followed by a significant morbidity—Journal 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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