morbus mor·bus (môr'bəs)
n. pl. mor·bi (-bī)
It often attacks men in crowds, when excited by oratory or sport, hence the Roman name: morbus comitialis (crowd sickness).
This stroke alludes to a rumour of the times, noticed also by Clarendon, that Pym died of the morbus pediculosus.
This disease, called morbus Pediculosus or Pthiriasis, is not unknown in modern times.
In the above story we have also the explanation of one synonym of epilepsy, the morbus sancti Iohannis.
But morbus pauperum is not the only principle of infective disease.
The health of the cottier districts is remarkably good, and is rarely if ever disturbed by any morbus miseriae.
Tuberculous disease of the hip, morbus coxæ, or “hip-joint disease,” is especially common in the poorer classes.