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epidemiology

[ep-i-dee-mee-ol-uh-jee, -dem-ee-] /ˌɛp ɪˌdi miˈɒl ə dʒi, -ˌdɛm i-/
noun
1.
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
1870-1875
1870-75; epidemi(c) + -o- + -logy
Related forms
epidemiological
[ep-i-dee-mee-uh-loj-i-kuh l, -dem-ee-] /ˌɛp ɪˌdi mi əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, -ˌdɛm i-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
epidemiologically, adverb
epidemiologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for epidemiologists'

epidemiology

/ˌɛpɪˌdiːmɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of medical science concerned with the occurrence, transmission, and control of epidemic diseases
Derived Forms
epidemiological (ˌɛpɪˌdiːmɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
epidemiologically, adverb
epidemiologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for epidemiologists'

epidemiology

n.

"study of epidemics," 1873, from Greek epidemios "epidemic" (see epidemic) + -logy. Related: Epidemiological; epidemiologist.

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epidemiologists' in Medicine

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)   
The scientific study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.
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