[ ep-i-dee-mee-ol-uh-jee, -dem-ee- ]
/ ˌɛp ɪˌdi miˈɒl ə dʒi, -ˌdɛm i- /
the study, assessment, and analysis of public health concerns in a given population; the tracking of patterns and effects of diseases, environmental toxins, natural disasters, violence, terrorist attacks, etc.: Without the profiles gleaned through epidemiology, our health agencies would be at a terrible loss when something like COVID-19 emerges.
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OTHER WORDS FROM epidemiologyep·i·de·mi·o·log·i·cal [ep-i-dee-mee-uh-loj-i-kuhl, -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 epidemiologically
/ (ˌɛpɪˌdiːmɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /
the branch of medical science concerned with the occurrence, transmission, and control of epidemic diseases
Derived forms of epidemiologyepidemiological (ˌɛpɪˌdiːmɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveepidemiologically, adverbepidemiologist, noun
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Medical definitions for epidemiologically
[ 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.
Other words from epidemiologyep′i•de′mi•ol′o•gist n.
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Scientific definitions for epidemiologically
[ ĕp′ĭ-dē′mē-ŏl′ə-jē ]
The scientific study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.
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