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epidemiology

noun ep·i·de·mi·ol·o·gy \ˌe-pə-ˌdē-mē-ˈä-lə-jē, -ˌde-mē-\

medical : the study of how disease spreads and can be controlled

Full Definition of EPIDEMIOLOGY

1
:  a branch of medical science that deals with the incidence, distribution, and control of disease in a population
2
:  the sum of the factors controlling the presence or absence of a disease or pathogen
ep·i·de·mi·o·log·i·cal \-ˌdē-mē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, -ˌde-mē-\ also ep·i·de·mi·o·log·ic \-jik\ adjective
ep·i·de·mi·o·log·i·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
ep·i·de·mi·ol·o·gist \-ˌdē-mē-ˈä-lə-jist, -ˌde-mē-\ noun

Origin of EPIDEMIOLOGY

Late Latin epidemia + International Scientific Vocabulary -logy
First Known Use: circa 1860

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

epidemiology

noun ep·i·de·mi·ol·o·gy \-jē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ep·i·de·mi·ol·o·gies

Medical Definition of EPIDEMIOLOGY

1
:  a branch of medical science that deals with the incidence, distribution, and control of disease in a population
2
:  the sum of the factors controlling the presence or absence of a disease or pathogen
ep·i·de·mi·o·log·i·cal \-ˌdē-mē-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl, -ˌdem-ē-\ also ep·i·de·mi·o·log·ic \-ik\ adjective
ep·i·de·mi·o·log·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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