[ ep-i-dee-mee-ol-uh-jee, -dem-ee- ]
/ ˌɛp ɪˌdi miˈɒl ə dʒi, -ˌdɛm i- /
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.
epidemic pleurodynia virus
, epidemic polyarthritis
, epidemic roseola
, epidemic typhus
, epidermal cyst
, epidermal ridge
Related formsep·i·de·mi·o·log·i·cal [ep-i-dee-mee-uh-loj-i-kuh l, -dem-ee-] /ˌɛp ɪˌdi mi əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, -ˌdɛm i-/, adjectiveep·i·de·mi·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbep·i·de·mi·ol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for epidemiological
the branch of medical science concerned with the occurrence, transmission, and control of epidemic diseases
Derived Formsepidemiological (ˌɛpɪˌdiːmɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveepidemiologically, adverbepidemiologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for epidemiological
"study of epidemics," 1873, from Greek epidemios "epidemic" (see epidemic) + -logy. Related: Epidemiological; epidemiologist.
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Medicine definitions for epidemiological
[ ĕp′ĭ-dē′mē-ŏl′ə-jē, -dĕm′ē- ]
The branch of medicine that deals with the study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.
Related formsep′i•de′mi•ol′o•gist n.
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Science definitions for epidemiological
The scientific study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.
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