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

Related forms

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 epidemiologically

epidemiology

/ (ˌɛpɪˌdiːmɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

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

Derived Forms

epidemiological (ˌɛpɪˌdiːmɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveepidemiologically, adverbepidemiologist, noun
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Medicine definitions for epidemiologically

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.

Related forms

ep′i•de′mi•olo•gist n.
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Science definitions for epidemiologically

epidemiology

[ ĕp′ĭ-dē′mē-ŏlə-jē ]

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

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