- 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 of epidemiology
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Examples from the Web for epidemiological
The sorry truth is that epidemiological studies rarely offer much good individual advice.In Defense of My Drinking Habit
March 22, 2009
The real difference is epidemiological, cholera nostras having no epidemic significance.
It is not only epidemiological science that tells us this, but also common sense—est modus in rebus.
The rumour of London fevers seems to have reached Barker, who kept an epidemiological record at Coleshill.
On epidemiological grounds the insects most open to suspicion are the lice, bed-bugs and fleas.Handbook of Medical Entomology
William Albert Riley
Epidemiological studies have recently been reported from Arizona and Connecticut.Contagious Abortion of Cows
Ward J. MacNeal
- the branch of medical science concerned with the occurrence, transmission, and control of epidemic diseases
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Word Origin and History for epidemiological
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- The branch of medicine that deals with the study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.
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- The scientific study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.
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