pre epidemic

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epidemic  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (ěp'ĭ-děm'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
An outbreak of a disease or illness that spreads rapidly among individuals in an area or population at the same time. See also endemic, pandemic.

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