Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


1. A condition, disease, or disaster ending in death.
2. An individual instance of death.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


(fā-tăl′ĭ-tē, fə-)
n. pl. fatali·ties
a. A death resulting from an accident or disaster: highway fatalities.
b. One who is killed as a result of such an occurrence: The driver was one of the fatalities.
2. The ability to cause death or disaster.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


Public health Death; a death, usually understood to be accidental in nature. See Occupational fatality.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Patient discussion about fatality

Q. which is the most fatal cancer type?

A. pancreatic- cancer that develops from pancreas cells:


Q. Which among them is fatal? I want to know the types of bipolar disorders and how to differentiate them? Which among them is fatal?

A. Bipolar disorders are of 3 types: Bipolar 1, Bipolar 2 and Cyclothymic . Bipolar 1 affected person has severe mood swings from high mania to depression and here treatment is given for mania. A bipolar 2 disorder episode involves mild mania also called hypomania that alternate with depression and this depression episode needs treatment. Cyclothymic disorder person have milder mood changes.Bipolar 1 person tend to have more fatal symptoms.

Q. Is arthritis a dangerous illness? Is it fatal? My girlfriend was diagnosed with arthritis 3 days ago and I'm really scared. need to know some details...

A. so is there anything I can do to help her?

More discussions about fatality
This content is provided by iMedix and is subject to iMedix Terms. The Questions and Answers are not endorsed or recommended and are made available by patients, not doctors.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Storm Events Database consists of three files for each year: i) an event-details file with information about the weather event and the respective event narratives, ii) a fatality file with details about each death resulting from the events, and iii) a location file with geographic information about the location of the event.
Compared to the actual fatality rate of 18.4 per 10, 000 motor vehicles in 2003, this implies a reduction of 89%, a very ambitious target; see Table 1.
Annual and overall fatality rates were also calculated by event type according to the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System and by company type using NAICS.
"Pedestrian bridges constructed on five main roads are Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Umm Suqeim Road, Al Rebat Road, Al Asayel Road and First Al Khail Road have recorded zero fatality following the installation of footbridges in 2013 and 2014, compared to seven fatalities on those roads before the installation of pedestrian bridges, whereas the number of pedestrian-related accidents on the same roads dropped from 19 to 9," he said.
In 2011, CFOI reported the occupational fatality rate in Alaska as 11.1 per 100,000 workers; that's a little over three times the US average of 3.5 for the same time period.
First, fatality rates in those countries are much lower.
Plotting the fatalities per 100,000 population on a graph for the years 2008 to 2013, it shows the upward trend in fatality rates between 2012 and 2013.
"New Hampshire may have the distinction of having the lowest workplace fatality rates in the country, but our families and communities are still faced with the reality that workplaces can pose real and tenable threats to the lives and wellbeing of our workers," said MacKenzie.
Death in large numbers; the science, policy, and management of mass fatality events.
This equated to a fatality rate of 21.8 due to the much larger workforce in this category.
Sixty-three pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents from 2000 through 2009, for a yearly fatality rate of 1.9 per 100,000 residents.