Definition of morbific in English:


Syllabification: mor·bif·ic
Pronunciation: /môrˈbifik


  • Causing disease: in cholera the morbific matter is taken into the alimentary canal
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    • In this way morbific agents can be transferred through the feed from animals of one cage to animals in other cages.
    • They were victims of morbific agents encountered at work.
    • Heart disease is an affection of the heart brought on by morbific agents turned loose in the blood from imperfect digestion.


mid 17th century: from French morbifique or modern Latin morbificus, from Latin morbus 'disease'.

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