follow Dictionary.com

Why turkey has the same name as Turkey

CDC

1.
Centers for Disease Control.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for CDC
  • The CDC believes that the patient, a veterinarian, contracted plague from a stray cat.
British Dictionary definitions for CDC

CDC

abbreviation
1.
(in the US) Center for Disease Control
2.
Commonwealth Development Corporation
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for CDC

abbreviation of Centers for Disease Control, renamed 1970 from earlier U.S. federal health lab, originally Communicable Diseases Center (1946). Since 1992, full name is Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but the usual initialism remains CDC.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
CDC in Medicine

CDC abbr.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
CDC in Culture
CDC (Centers for Disease Control)

A government agency headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, which is responsible for the control and suppression of infectious diseases. It offers a national information database on infectious disease and national support to the health care community by providing research and control measures in response to imminent health threats, such as epidemics.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
CDC in Technology

Control Data Corporation
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
Cite This Source
Related Abbreviations for CDC

CDC

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  2. century date change
  3. [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] Climate Diagnostics Center
  4. Connected Device Configuration
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for CDC

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for CDC

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for cdc