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comorbid

[koh-mawr-bid]
adjective
  1. (of medical conditions) present simultaneously in a patient: comorbid insomnia and anxiety; depression comorbid with phobias; diabetics with comorbid hypertension.
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Origin of comorbid

1980–85; co- + morbid (in the sense “associated with or characteristic of a disease”)
Related formsco·mor·bid·i·ty, noun
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Word Origin and History for comorbidity

n.

1985, from co- "along with" + morbidity "diseased condition." Comorbid (adj.) is a 1990 back-formation.

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comorbidity in Medicine

comorbidity

(kō′môr-bĭdĭ-tē)
n.
  1. A concomitant but unrelated pathological or disease process.
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