social disease

noun

Definition of social disease

2 : a disease (such as tuberculosis) whose incidence is directly related to social and economic factors

First Known Use of social disease

1871, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Social disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/social%20disease. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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social disease

noun

Medical Definition of social disease

2 : a disease (as tuberculosis) whose incidence is directly related to social and economic factors

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