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noun (morbidities, -)
  1. The ratio of deaths to the population; expressed in 1000 per year; death rate.
  2. The quality of being unhealthful, morbid; morbidness.
  3. (medicine) The incidence of a disease.
  4. (medicine, countable) An occurrence of illness or disease, or a single symptom of that illness.
  5. (medicine, countable) Adverse effects caused by a medical treatment such as surgery.
Etymology: From morbid, from morbidus diseased, from morbus disease, from mori to die.


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