epidemy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English ipedemye, impedyme, from Middle French epydimie, epydemie, from Old French ypidime, from Late Latin epidemia, from Ancient Greek ἐπιδήμιος (epidḗmios), from ἐπί (epí, upon) + δῆμος (dêmos, people). Compare French épidémie.

Noun[edit]

epidemy (plural epidemies)

  1. (medicine) An epidemic disease