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morbidity

 [mor-bid´ĭ-te]
a diseased condition or state.
the incidence or prevalence of a disease or of all diseases. See also morbidity rate.
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·i·ty

(mōr-bid'i-tē), Avoid the jargonistic use of this word as a synonym of disease.
1. A diseased state.
See also: morbidity rate.
2. The ratio of sick:well people in a community.
See also: morbidity rate. Synonym(s): morbility
3. The frequency of the appearance of complications following a surgical procedure or other treatment.
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morbidity

(môr-bĭd′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. morbidi·ties
1. The quality of being morbid; morbidness.
2. The rate of incidence of a disease.
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morbidity

Epidemiology
The prevalence of a disease in a particular percentage of the population; the number of cases of a particular disease per unit of population.
 
Medspeak
Any departure, subjective or objective, from a state of physiological or psychological well-being.
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morbidity

Disease, illness Medtalk Any departure, subjective or objective, from a state of physiological or psychologic well-being
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

mor·bid·i·ty

(mōr-bid'i-tē)
1. A diseased state.
2. The ratio of sick to well people in a community.
See also: morbidity rate
3. The frequency of the appearance of complications following a surgical procedure or other treatment.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

morbidity

The state of being diseased or suffering.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

mor·bid·i·ty

(mōr-bid'i-tē)
1. A diseased state.
2. Ratio of sick:well people.
See also: morbidity rate
3. Frequency of appearance of complications after surgery or other treatment.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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