Definition of epidemiology in English:

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epidemiology

Pronunciation: /ˌɛpɪdiːmɪˈɒlədʒi/

noun

[mass noun]
The branch of medicine which deals with the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases and other factors relating to health.
Example sentences
  • We have confirmed that research on cancers and cardiovascular diseases dominates published epidemiology.
  • The epidemiology of diseases such as cancer is certainly different from what we are accustomed to in the West.
  • The second major factor is the epidemiology of the disease or condition.

Derivatives

epidemiologic

Pronunciation: /ˌɛpɪdiːmɪəˈlɒdʒɪk/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Most etiologic studies of sarcoidosis have used an epidemiologic approach, but the disease poses particular difficulties.
  • They recently reviewed the clinical and epidemiologic features of this malignancy along with current management strategies.
  • The purpose of this review is to place irritant-induced asthma in its epidemiologic context.

Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek epidēmia 'prevalence of disease' + -logy.

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