Origin of pandemicfrom Late Latin pandemus from Classical Greek pand?mos from pan, all (see pan-) + d?mos, the people: see democracy
- The definition of pandemic is widespread, particularly a disease that affects many people.
An example of pandemic used as an adjective is in the phrase "pandemic flu," which means a flu that is sickening people in a large geographic area.
- Pandemic is defined as a widespread disease.
An example of a pandemic was the Black Death in 14th century Europe.
- Widespread; general.
- Medicine Epidemic over a wide geographic area and affecting a large proportion of the population: pandemic influenza.
Origin of pandemicFrom Late Latin pandēmus from Greek pandēmos of all the people pan- pan- dēmos people ; see dā- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more pandemic, superlative most pandemic)
- A pandemic disease; a disease that hits a wide geographical area and affects a large proportion of the population.
From Late Latin pandÄ“mus (“affecting all the people, public, general"), from Ancient Greek Ï€á¾¶Î½ (pan, “all") (equivalent to English pan-) + Î´á¿†Î¼Î¿Ï‚ (dÄ“mos, “the people").
- Avian bird flu media reports have been filled with outbreak potential in recent weeks, with much press given to the threat of a pandemic, prompting President Bush to implement a plan to combat an outbreak of avian flu.
- The Seattle and King County Department of Public Health has a free downloadable comic that talks about the influenza pandemic of 1918 and discusses emergency preparedness tips.
- Declared a global pandemic in 2009, H1N1 cases have been noted in more than 205 countries, totaling more than 620,000 verified cases and leading to more than 8,000 deaths.
- Health officials said preparation for an avian bird flu pandemic may help boost U.S. efforts against the annual flu outbreak and help save lives.
- In the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic, the death toll reached a staggering 20 to 40 million worldwide.