|a white, crystalline, water-insoluble, powerful high explosive, C3H6N6O6, used chiefly in bombs and shells.|
|the estimation of something as valueless (encountered mainly as an example of one of the longest words in the English language).|
epidemiology ep·i·de·mi·ol·o·gy (ěp'ĭ-dē'mē-ŏl'ə-jē, -děm'ē-)
The branch of medicine that deals with the study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.
|epidemiology (ěp'ĭ-dē'mē-ŏl'ə-jē) Pronunciation Key
The scientific study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.