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.
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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Derived Formsepidemiological (ˌɛpɪˌdiːmɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveepidemiologically, adverbepidemiologist, noun
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
"study of epidemics," 1873, from Greek epidemios "epidemic" (see epidemic) + -logy. Related: Epidemiological; epidemiologist.
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epidemiological in Medicine
Related formsep′i•de′mi•ol′o•gist n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.
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epidemiological in Science
The scientific study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.
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