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morbific

[mawr-bif-ik] /mɔrˈbɪf ɪk/
adjective
1.
causing disease.
Also, morbifical.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < New Latin morbificus, equivalent to morb(us) sickness + -i- -i- + -ficus -fic
Related forms
morbifically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for morbifically

morbific

/mɔːˈbɪfɪk/
adjective
1.
causing disease; pathogenic
Derived Forms
morbifically, adverb
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morbifically in Medicine

morbific mor·bif·ic (môr-bĭf'ĭk)
adj.
Relating to or causing disease; pathogenic.

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