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morbific

Syllabification: mor·bif·ic
Pronunciation: /môrˈbifik
 
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Definition of morbific in English:

adjective

dated
Causing disease: in cholera the morbific matter is taken into the alimentary canal
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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