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
epidemiologicallyplay \ˌe-pə-ˌdē-mē-ə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē, -ˌde-mē-\ adverb
epidemiologistplay \ˌe-pə-ˌdē-mē-ˈä-lə-jist, -ˌde-mē-\ noun
Recent Examples of epidemiology from the web
Dr. Christina Mack, director of epidemiology for QuintilesIMS, which compiled the injury data for the N.F.L., fielded that question.
The chairwoman is Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, a professor of medicine and of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco.
Controlling for race, for example, is useful for epidemiology but dangerous for public policy.
Last year, the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency, or DARPA, opened a biological technologies office to explore issues such as synthetic biology and epidemiology.
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Origin and Etymology of epidemiology
Late Latin epidemia + International Scientific Vocabulary -logy
First Known Use: 1850
EPIDEMIOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of epidemiology for English Language Learners
medical : the study of how disease spreads and can be controlled
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
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