[ koh-mawr-bid ]
/ koʊˈmɔr bɪd /


(of medical conditions) present simultaneously in a patient: comorbid insomnia and anxiety; depression comorbid with phobias; diabetics with comorbid hypertension.

Origin of comorbid

1980–85; co- + morbid (in the sense “associated with or characteristic of a disease”)

Related forms

co·mor·bid·i·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for comorbidity


[ kō′môr-bĭdĭ-tē ]


A concomitant but unrelated pathological or disease process.
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