morbidity


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mor·bid·i·ty

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

morbidity

(mɔːˈbɪdɪtɪ)
n
1. the state of being morbid
2. (Pathology) Also: morbidity rate the relative incidence of a particular disease in a specific locality

mor•bid•i•ty

(mɔrˈbɪd ɪ ti)

n.
1. a morbid state or quality.
2. the proportion of a specific disease in a geographical locality.
[1715–25]

morbidity

the state or quality of being excessively gloomy. — morbid, adj.
See also: Attitudes
the state or quality of being excessively gloomy. — morbid, adj.
See also: Moods
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.morbidity - the relative incidence of a particular diseasemorbidity - the relative incidence of a particular disease
incidence, relative incidence - the relative frequency of occurrence of something
2.morbidity - an abnormally gloomy or unhealthy state of mind; "his fear of being alone verges on morbidity"
cognitive state, state of mind - the state of a person's cognitive processes
3.morbidity - the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for youmorbidity - the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
noisomeness, noxiousness, harmfulness - the quality of being noxious
perniciousness, toxicity - grave harmfulness or deadliness
deadliness, lethality - the quality of being deadly
jejunity, jejuneness - quality of lacking nutritive value
putrescence, rottenness - the quality of rotting and becoming putrid
unhealthfulness - the quality of promoting poor health
Translations

morbidity

[mɔːˈbɪdɪtɪ] N & N
1. (= perverseness) → morbosidad f, lo malsano
2. (Med) → morbosidad f

morbidity

n
(of idea, thought, jealousy, curiosity etc)Krankhaftigkeit f; (of interest, attitude)Unnatürlichkeit f; (of sense of humour, talk)Düsterkeit f; (of novel, music)Morbidität f; (of person)Trübsinn m; (of poet etc)Hang mzu düsteren Gedanken, Morbidität f; (= gloominess)Morbidität f
(Med) → Morbidität f; (of growth)Krankhaftigkeit f

mor·bid·i·ty

n. morbidez, morbosidad, enfermedad.

morbidity

n morbilidad f
References in classic literature ?
They did all they could to divert me from this morbidity.
For what is morbidity but a mood of emotion or a mode of thought that one cannot express?
He sees thousands of Mrs MacNabs, in thousands of houses, dropping their little drop of morbidity in the tea-cups of their friends; he sees--"
For the whole air was dense with the morbidity of blackmail, which is the most morbid of human things, because it is a crime concealing a crime; a black plaster on a blacker wound.
He forgot for the moment his maxim of life to follow his inclinations with due regard for the policeman round the corner; or, if he acted in accordance with it, there must have been some strange morbidity in his nature which made him take a grim pleasure in self-torture.
Quinton was a genius, if a morbid one; and even his morbidity appeared more in his life than in his work.
I don't say in your case, but in too many cases that attitude leads to morbidity, discontent, and Socialism.
Table 2 also sets out data on prevalence rates of diarrhoea morbidity among children under-five for rural/urban areas and the four provinces of the country.
After my two years at Infirmity State, I transferred to a second medical school in a different state, which I will call Morbidity State University.
816(b)(1)(A), qualification as a life insurance reserve requires, among other things, computation or estimation "on the basis of recognized mortality or morbidity tables and assumed rates of interest.
Such living benefits, also known as "accelerated death benefits," fall into two categories: mortality benefits, or those associated with premature death (and the medical or living costs of terminally ill individuals), and morbidity benefits, those associated with various forms of disability (for example, accident and health benefits on the occurrence of specified diseases or conditions requiring long-term nursing care).
7 Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, "Protection Against Viral Hepatitis, Recommendations of the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (ACIP)," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 30, no.