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Meaning of MORBIDITY

Pronunciation:  mor'biditee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you
  2. [n]  the relative incidence of a particular disease
  3. [n]  the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year

MORBIDITY is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: death rate, deathrate, fatality rate, morbidness, mortality, mortality rate, unwholesomeness
 Antonyms: wholesomeness
 See Also: deadliness, harmfulness, incidence, infant deathrate, infant mortality, infant mortality rate, jejuneness, jejunity, lethality, neonatal mortality, neonatal mortality rate, noisomeness, noxiousness, perniciousness, putrescence, quality, rate, relative incidence, rottenness, toxicity, unhealthfulness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mor*bid"i*ty\, n.
1. The quality or state of being morbid.

2. Morbid quality; disease; sickness. --C. Kingsley.

3. Amount of disease; sick rate.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Incidence of disease in a population, including both fatal and nonfatal cases.
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