Definition of co-morbid in English:

Share this entry



Relating to or denoting a medical condition that co-occurs with another.
Example sentences
  • Most patients had serious co-morbid illnesses such as diabetes, chronic respiratory and heart disease.
  • Her chest x-ray was reported to be stable, however her co-morbid conditions were causing continued weight loss, e.g. lack of control of her diabetes.
  • Of all mental disorders, depression is probably the one most frequently seen co-morbid with other diseases.



Example sentences
  • Guidelines should take into account the risks due to the high incidence of comorbidity in the elderly.
  • Several possible candidate variables produced significant t-tests results, indicating a significant association with comorbidity.
  • The same review included a section on prevalence of comorbidity in the disorder.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: co-morbid

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.