Word of the Day -Epidemiology

By March 28, 2020Word of the Day

Epidemiology (adj)

ep-id-ee-mee-ol-ij-ee

The branch of medicine which deals with the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases and other factors relating to health.

Late 19th century from Greek epidēmia ‘prevalence of disease’ + -logy.

Example sentences

“The biggest factor is the epidemiology of the virus.”

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