morb-, morbi-

(Latin: disease)

Of a disease; of the disease.
morbid (adjective), more morbid, most morbid
1. Relating to or caused by disease; pathological or diseased: The morbid growth on Tim's arm caused him much worry and so he went to the doctor as soon as possible.
2. A reference to someone who is psychologically unhealthy or unwholesome: Jane certainly had some morbid feelings about the insurance company, believing that it would ruin her and not help her situation at all.
3. Pertaining to an unhealthy mental state or attitude; gloomy, sensitive, extreme, etc.: Hank's father had a morbid interest in death.
4. 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".
Pertaining to being gloomy and gruesome.
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morbidity, morbidness
1. A diseased state.
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.
Capable of halting the progress of a disease.
The development of morbid conditions or of disease; more specifically, the cellular events and reactions and other pathologic mechanisms occurring in the development of disease.
1. Capable of causing a disease.
2. Giving origin to a disease or to morbid symptoms.
Proceeding from disease; morbid; unhealthy.
A diseased state; unhealthiness.
A disease; sickness, ailment, or grief.

This element often precedes other word-elements to indicate a specific ailment.

morbus cardiacus
Heart disease.
morbus cordis
Heart disease.
morbus coxae senilis (s) (noun) (no plural was found)
Degenerative arthritis of the hip joint; especially, of elderly people.
Morbus Crohn, Crohn's disease
A type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that results in swelling and the dysfunction of the intestinal tract: "Morbus Crohn or Crohn's disease includes inflammation of the intestine; especially, the small intestine and it refers to a swelling, a redness, and a loss of normal functions."

"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."

morbus errorum [vagabondus]
1. Vagrants' disease or a parasitic melanoderma or excoriations and melanoderma caused by scratching the bites of body louse; pediculus corporis: "The street health clinic often saw patients suffering from morbus errorum as a result of body lice.
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."
morbus gallicus