Epidemiological



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

noun
1.
the branch of medicine dealing with the incidence and prevalence of disease in large populations and with detection of the source and cause of of infectious disease.
/ˌɛpɪˌdiːmɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of medical science concerned with the occurrence, transmission, and control of epidemic diseases
n.

“study of epidemics,” 1873, from Greek epidemios “epidemic” (see epidemic) + -logy. Related: Epidemiological; epidemiologist.

epidemiology ep·i·de·mi·ol·o·gy (ěp’ĭ-dē’mē-ŏl’ə-jē, -děm’ē-)
n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.
ep’i·de’mi·ol’o·gist n.
epidemiology
(ěp’ĭ-dē’mē-ŏl’ə-jē)
The scientific study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.

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