Definition of Morbific

1. Adjective. Able to cause disease. "Pathogenic bacteria"

Exact synonyms: Infective, Pathogenic
Similar to: Unhealthful
Derivative terms: Infect, Infect, Pathogen



Definition of Morbific

1. a. Causing disease; generating a sickly state; as, a morbific matter.

Definition of Morbific

1. Adjective. That causes disease; sickening, pathogenic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Morbific

1. causing disease [adj]

Medical Definition of Morbific

1. Synonym: pathogenic. Origin: L. Morbus, disease, + facio, to make (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Morbific

morays
morbid
morbid impulse
morbid obesity
morbid thirst
morbider
morbidest
morbidezza
morbidities
morbidity
morbidity rate
morbidly
morbidly obese
morbidness
morbidnesses
morbific (current term)
morbifical
morbifically
morbifick
morbigenous
morbility
morbilli
morbilliform
morbilliviral
morbillivirus
morbilliviruses
morbillous
morbilous
morbose
morbosities

Literary usage of Morbific

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1866)
"On the Direct Influence of Medicinal and morbific Agents ... in attempting to show that the action of morbific agents—in the production of disease and that ..."

2. The Institutes of Medicine by Martyn Paine (1862)
"We then introduce into the same organ another class of morbific agents that are ... Hence, also, the variety in the remedial or morbific virtues of many ..."

3. On the Use and Abuse of Alcoholic Liquors, in Health and Disease by William Benjamin Carpenter (1858)
"V. — RESISTANCE TO morbific AGENCIES.' 144. It is a common idea, and one apparently supported by adequate evidence, that such a use of fermented liquors as ..."

4. Pneumonia: Its Supposed Connection, Pathological and Etiological, with by René La Roche (1854)
"Affinity of morbific and therapeutic agents for special organs ... whose authority in matters of the sort will not be impugned, remarked: " All morbific ..."

5. Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and by Colin MacFarquhar, George Gleig (1797)
"Fifthly, Some fads alledged in proof of a morbific matter, ... Sixthly, Some arguments brought in favour of a morbific matter are founded upon a ..."

6. Diseases of Man: Data of Their Nomenclature, Classification & Genesis by John William Severin Gouley (1888)
"Analysis of some of the terms used in general pathology and of those contained in the synopsis of morbid states and morbific processes, together with ..."

7. Lectures on Clinical Medicine: Delivered at the Hôtel-Dieu, Paris by Armand Trousseau, Pierre Victor Bazire, John Rose Cormack (1870)
"Spontaneous Development of morbific Germs.—Infection. ... morbific Matter.—Conditions nf Contagion: inherent in Individuals and in Germs. ..."

8. Medical and Physiological Commentaries by Martyn Paine (1840)
"IT is not only important in a physiological, but practical sense, to understand the principles through which morbific agents establish their impressions. ..."

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