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Causing disease.‘in cholera the morbific matter is taken into the alimentary canal’
- ‘In this way morbific agents can be transferred through the feed from animals of one cage to animals in other cages.’
- ‘Heart disease is an affection of the heart brought on by morbific agents turned loose in the blood from imperfect digestion.’
- ‘They were victims of morbific agents encountered at work.’
Mid 17th century: from French morbifique or modern Latin morbificus, from Latin morbus ‘disease’.
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