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

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

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


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