morbific

[ mawr-bif-ik ]
/ mɔrˈbɪf ɪk /

adjective

causing disease.
Also mor·bif·i·cal.

Origin of morbific

1645–55; < New Latin morbificus, equivalent to morb(us) sickness + -i- -i- + -ficus -fic

Related forms

mor·bif·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for morbific

morbific

/ (mɔːˈbɪfɪk) /

adjective

causing disease; pathogenic

Derived Forms

morbifically, adverb
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Medicine definitions for morbific

morbific

[ môr-bĭfĭk ]

adj.

Relating to or causing disease; pathogenic.
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