Morbidity meaning

môr-bĭdĭ-tē
The rate of incidence of a disease.
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Morbidity is a term used to describe how often a disease occurs in a specific area or is a term used to describe a focus on death.

An example of morbidity is the number of people who have cancer.

An example of morbidity is a focus on death.

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(medicine) The incidence of a disease, as a rate of a population which is affected.
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The quality of being morbid; morbidness.
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The rate of incidence of a disease.
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The rate of disease or proportion of diseased persons in a given locality, nation, etc.
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The quality of being morbid; morbidness.
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The quality of being unhealthful, morbid.
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State, quality, or instance of being morbid.
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(medicine, countable) An occurrence of illness or disease, or a single symptom of that illness.
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(medicine, countable) Adverse effects caused by a medical treatment such as surgery.
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Origin of morbidity

  • Recorded since 1656; from morbid, from Latin morbidus (“diseased"), from morbus (“disease"), from the root of mori (“to die") or from a Proto-Indo-European base mor "to rub, pound, wear away".

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