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epidemiology

[ep-i-dee-mee-ol-uh-jee, -dem-ee-]
noun
the branch of medicine dealing with the incidence and prevalence of disease in large populations and with detection of the source and cause of epidemics of infectious disease.

Origin:
1870–75; epidemi(c) + -o- + -logy

epidemiological [ep-i-dee-mee-uh-loj-i-kuhl, -dem-ee-] , adjective
epidemiologically, adverb
epidemiologist, noun
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epidemiology (ˌɛpɪˌdiːmɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the branch of medical science concerned with the occurrence, transmission, and control of epidemic diseases
 
epidemiological
 
adj
 
epidemio'logically
 
adv
 
epidemi'ologist
 
n

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epidemiology
study of epidemics, 1873, from Gk. epidemios epidemic (see epidemic) + -logy. Related: Epidemiological; epidemiologist.
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epidemiology ep·i·de·mi·ol·o·gy (ěp'ĭ-dē'mē-ŏl'ə-jē, -děm'ē-)
n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.


ep'i·de'mi·ol'o·gist n.
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epidemiology   (ěp'ĭ-dē'mē-ŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.
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