Epidemiology meaning

ĕpĭ-dēmē-ŏlə-jē, -dĕmē-
Epidemiology is defined as the branch of medicine that finds out what causes epidemics and how to control them.

An example of epidemiology is the branch of medicine that includes the group of professionals who tracked down the cause of AIDS.

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The branch of medicine that deals with the study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.
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The branch of medicine that investigates the causes and control of epidemics.
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All the elements contributing to the occurrence or nonoccurrence of a disease in a population; ecology of a disease.
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The branch of medicine that deals with the study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.
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The scientific study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.
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(sciences) The branch of a science dealing with the spread and control of diseases, viruses, concepts etc. throughout populations or systems.
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(sciences) The epidemiological body of knowledge about a particular thing.
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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.

    From Wiktionary