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Definitions for morbidity
mɔrˈbɪd ɪ timor·bid·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. morbidity(noun)

    the relative incidence of a particular disease

  2. morbidity, morbidness(noun)

    an abnormally gloomy or unhealthy state of mind

    "his fear of being alone verges on morbidity"

  3. unwholesomeness, morbidness, morbidity(noun)

    the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you


  1. morbidity(Noun)

    The quality of being unhealthful, morbid

  2. morbidity(Noun)

    The incidence of a disease, as a rate of a population which is affected.

  3. morbidity(Noun)

    An occurrence of illness or disease, or a single symptom of that illness.

  4. morbidity(Noun)

    Adverse effects caused by a medical treatment such as surgery.

  5. Origin: Recorded since 1656; from morbid, from morbidus, from morbus, from the root of mori or from a Proto-Indo-European base mor "to rub, pound, wear away".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Morbidity(noun)

    the quality or state of being morbid

  2. Morbidity(noun)

    morbid quality; disease; sickness

  3. Morbidity(noun)

    amount of disease; sick rate

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Morbidity

    The proportion of patients with a particular disease during a given year per given unit of population.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of morbidity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of morbidity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of morbidity in a Sentence

  1. Erin Bonar:

    I would be cautious with regard to the findings of co-morbidity since these participants were not formally diagnosed.

  2. Carlos Pellegrini:

    The exploratory laparotomy in general is a relatively straightforward procedure for which mortality or morbidity are very low.

  3. Vesna Garovic:

    We know that cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in women, but we don’t know a lot about sex-specific factors, hypertension in pregnancy is an opportunity to identify these women early.

  4. Ashish Shah:

    With these catheter platforms, the morbidity and the downtime for the patient is dramatically less, what we don't know is about durability and long term -- how these valves... will perform over the course of 10 to 15 years.

  5. Gary Reisfield:

    Much attention has been paid to the explosion of prescription opioid prescribing and the associated morbidity and mortality. Much less attention has been paid to the shadow epidemic of benzodiazepine prescribing and its consequences.

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