Meaning of epidemiology


Pronunciation: (ep"i-dē"mē-ol'u-jē, -dem"ē-), [key]
— n.
  1. the branch of medicine dealing with the incidence and prevalence of disease in large populations and with detection of the source and cause of epidemics of infectious disease.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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