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comorbidity

noun co·mor·bid·i·ty \ -mȯr-ˈbid-ə-tē \

medical Definition of comorbidity

plural comorbidities
: a comorbid condition
  • diabetes patients tend to present with a long list of comorbidities
  • —Fred Gebhart
; also : the occurrence of comorbid conditions : occurrence as a comorbid condition
  • the hallmark of depression in older people is its comorbidity with medical illness
  • United States Department of Health & Human Services

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