ep·​i·​de·​mic·​i·​ty ˌep-ə-ˌdem-ˈis-ət-ē How to pronounce epidemicity (audio) ˌep-əd-ə-ˈmis- How to pronounce epidemicity (audio)
plural epidemicities
: the quality or state of being epidemic
specifically : the relative ability to spread from one host to others
the epidemicity of typhoid bacteria

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“Epidemicity.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/epidemicity. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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