Morbidity Mor*bid"i*ty, n. 1. The quality or state of being morbid. [1913 Webster]

2. Morbid quality; disease; sickness. --C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster]

3. Amount of disease; rate of sickness. [1913 Webster]

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