epidemiology

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin epidemia + οlogy, from Ancient Greek επιδημία (epidēmía) + λόγος (lógos), from επί (upon) and δήμος (people) (disease upon people and theory). See also epidemic.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɛp.ɪ.dɪim.ɪi.ɒl.ə.dʒi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɛp.ɪˌdi.miˈɒl.ə.dʒi/, /ˌɛp.ɪˌdɛm.iˈɒl.ə.dʒi/

Noun[edit]

epidemiology (uncountable)

  1. (sciences) The branch of a science dealing with the spread and control of diseases, viruses, concepts etc. throughout populations or systems.
  2. (sciences) The epidemiological body of knowledge about a particular thing.

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