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morbid

 [mor´bid]
1. pertaining to, affected with, or inducing disease; diseased.
2. unhealthy; unwholesome.
3. characterized by preoccupation with gloomy or unwholesome feelings or thoughts.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mor·bid

(mōr'bid),
1. Diseased or pathologic.
2. In psychology, abnormal or deviant.
[L. morbidus, ill, fr. morbus, disease]
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morbid

(môr′bĭd)
adj.
a. Of, relating to, or caused by disease; pathological or diseased: morbid changes in tissues.
b. Psychologically unhealthy or unwholesome: a morbid fear of heights.

mor′bid·ly adv.
mor′bid·ness n.
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mor·bid

(mōr'bid)
1. Diseased or pathologic.
2. psychology Abnormal or deviant.
[L. morbidus, ill, fr. morbus, disease]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

morbid

diseased, as in ‘morbid anatomy’, the study of structural changes due to disease.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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