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Definition of "morbidity" []

  • The quality of being morbid; morbidness. (noun)
  • The rate of incidence of a disease. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "morbidity" in a sentence
  • "The stability of a child's early life has profound effects on physical and mental health, and unstable parent-child relationships, as well as abuse, can lead to behavioral disorders and increased mortality and morbidity from a wide variety of common diseases later in life."
  • "However, even after controlling for such behavior and other health-related factors, the improvements in morbidity and mortality rates exceeded expectations."
  • "Otto S, Mahner B, Kadow I, et al. General non-specific morbidity is reduced after vaccination within the third month of life — the Greifswald study."