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epidemic

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adjective ep·i·dem·ic \ˌep-ə-ˈdem-ik\

Medical Definition of epidemic

  1. 1:  affecting or tending to affect an atypically large number of individuals within a population, community, or region at the same time <typhoid was epidemic>—compare endemic, sporadic 1

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or constituting an epidemic <coronary disease…has hit epidemic proportions—Herbert Ratner>

epidemically \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb


Variants of epidemic

also epidemical \-i-kəl\play

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epidemic

noun ep·i·dem·ic

Medical Definition of epidemic

  1. 1:  an outbreak of epidemic disease

  2. 2:  a natural population (as of insects) suddenly and greatly enlarged





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