morb-, morbi- +
2. Psychologically unhealthy or unwholesome.
3. Suggesting an unhealthy mental state or attitude; unwholesomely gloomy, sensitive, extreme, etc.: "He had a morbid interest in death."
4. Affected by, caused by, causing, or characteristic of disease.
5. Gruesome; grisly.
6. Etymology: "the nature of a disease, indicative of a disease," from Latin morbidus, "diseased" from morbus, "sickness, disease", from the root of mori, "to die".
2. Characteristic of or induced by disease: The conditions in the slum were morbid and caused many people to be ill.
Josie had to be moved to a supervised home because the 100-year old woman was living in a sordid situation.
The public often displays a morbid curiosity about the sordid facts of life in the slums as described by socially conscious authors; such as, Charles Dickens.
2. The incidence or prevalence of a disease.
3. Morbidity rate; the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1 000 per year; death rate, mortality, mortality rate, fatality rate.
4. The quality of being unhealthy and generally bad for people; unwholesomeness, morbidness.
2. Giving origin to a disease or to morbid symptoms.
This element often precedes other word-elements to indicate a specific ailment.
"The inflammation of Crohn's disease usually affects the last part of the ileum (a section of the small intestine), and often also affects the large intestine (the colon)."
"Crohn's disease, is also known as Crohn syndrome and regional enteritis and it involves a type of inflammatory bowel disease that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus."
Morbus Crohn primarily causes abdominal pain, diarrhea (which may be bloody if inflammation is severe), continuous vomiting, and weight loss."
"Crohn's disease may also cause complications outside the gastrointestinal tract; such as, skin rashes, arthritis, inflammation of the eyes, fatigue, and a diminishing ability to concentrate."
2. Discoloration of the skin in people who are subject to louse bites over long periods of time: "The medical clinic developed a useful cream to ease the suffering of people with morbus errorum on their bodies."