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epidemiology

Syllabification: ep·i·de·mi·ol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˌepəˌdēmēˈäləjē
 
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Definition of epidemiology in English:

noun

The branch of medicine that 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.

Origin

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

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