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epidemiology

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

Simple Definition of epidemiology

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

Full Definition of epidemiology

  1. 1 :  a branch of medical science that deals with the incidence, distribution, and control of disease in a population

  2. 2 :  the sum of the factors controlling the presence or absence of a disease or pathogen

ep·i·de·mi·o·log·i·cal play \-ˌdē-mē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, -ˌde-mē-\ also ep·i·de·mi·o·log·ic play \-jik\ adjective
ep·i·de·mi·o·log·i·cal·ly play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
ep·i·de·mi·ol·o·gist play \-ˌdē-mē-ˈä-lə-jist, -ˌde-mē-\ noun

Origin of epidemiology

Late Latin epidemia + International Scientific Vocabulary -logy


First Known Use: circa 1860


Medical Dictionary

epidemiology

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noun ep·i·de·mi·ol·o·gy \-jē\

Medical Definition of epidemiology

plural ep·i·de·mi·ol·o·gies

  1. 1:  a branch of medical science that deals with the incidence, distribution, and control of disease in a population

  2. 2:  the sum of the factors controlling the presence or absence of a disease or pathogen

  3. ep·i·de·mi·o·log·i·cal \-ˌdē-mē-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl, -ˌdem-ē-\play play also ep·i·de·mi·o·log·ic \-ik\play adjective
    ep·i·de·mi·o·log·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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