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Pronunciation: mor-bid'i-te


  1. A diseased state.
  2. The ratio of sick:well people in a community.
  3. The frequency of the appearance of complications following a surgical procedure or other treatment.

Synonym(s): morbility

See Also: morbidity rate

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