Definition: Epidemiology

From New World Encyclopedia


From Late Latin epidemia + -logy.


epidemiology (usually uncountable, plural epidemiologies)

  1. (sciences) The branch of science dealing with the spread and control of diseases, viruses, concepts etc. throughout populations or systems.
  2. (sciences) The epidemiological body of knowledge about a particular thing.

Derived terms

  • ecoepidemiology
  • epidemiologic
  • epidemiological
  • epidemiologically
  • epidemiologist
  • geoepidemiology
  • immunoepidemiology
  • microepidemiology
  • neuroepidemiology
  • paleoepidemiology
  • pharmacoepidemiology
  • seroepidemiology

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