morbific


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morbific

(mɔːˈbɪfɪk) or

morbiferous

adj
(Pathology) causing disease; pathogenic
morˈbifically adv
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Adj.1.morbific - able to cause disease; "infective agents"; "pathogenic bacteria"
unhealthful - detrimental to good health; "unhealthful air pollution"; "unhealthful conditions in old apartments with peeling lead-based paint"
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Wheat, barley and rye are the major cereal morbific agents for inducing celiac trauma (Carlos et al., 2006).
Nature's stomach is fully strong enough not only to digest morbific matter always presented, not to be turn'd aside, and perhaps, indeed, intuitively gravitating thither--but even to change such contributions into nutriment for highest use and life--so American democracy's.--Walt Whitman
Brodman gave a vivid description of the treatments Beaumont used: "friction to increase circulation, opium and ether as muscle relaxants, and the ubiquitous calomel, cupping, and bleeding to rid the body of the morbific matter" [25].