An example of epidemiology is the branch of medicine that includes the group of professionals who tracked down the cause of AIDS.
Origin of epidemiology
- Medieval Latin epidēmia an epidemic epidemic –logy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Late Latin epidemia + οlogy, from Ancient Greek επιδημία (epidemia) + λόγος (logos), from επί (upon) and δήμος (people) (disease upon people and theory). See also epidemic.