epidemiology

[ ep-i-dee-mee-ol-uh-jee, -dem-ee- ]
/ ˌɛp ɪˌdi miˈɒl ə dʒi, -ˌdɛm i- /

noun

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

First recorded in 1870–75; epidemi(c) + -o- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM epidemiology

ep·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

epidemiology
/ (ˌɛpɪˌdiːmɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of medical science concerned with the occurrence, transmission, and control of epidemic diseases

Derived forms of epidemiology

epidemiological (ˌɛpɪˌdiːmɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveepidemiologically, adverbepidemiologist, noun
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Medical definitions for epidemiological

epidemiology
[ ĕp′ĭ-dē′mē-ŏlə-jē, -dĕm′ē- ]

n.

The branch of medicine that deals with the study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.

Other words from epidemiology

ep′i•de′mi•olo•gist n.
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Scientific definitions for epidemiological

epidemiology
[ ĕp′ĭ-dē′mē-ŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.
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