point epidemic

n.

An epidemic in which several cases of a disease occur within a few days or hours due to exposure to a common source of infection such as food or water.

Nearby words

  1. point de galle,
  2. point de gaze,
  3. point de hongrie,
  4. point defect,
  5. point duty,
  6. point estimate,
  7. point estimation,
  8. point group,
  9. point guard,
  10. point in time


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