Meaning of epidemiology in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɛpɪˌdiːmɪˈɒlədʒi/

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

    ‘We have confirmed that research on cancers and cardiovascular diseases dominates published epidemiology.’
    • ‘The epidemiology of diseases such as cancer is certainly different from what we are accustomed to in the West.’
    • ‘The second major factor is the epidemiology of the disease or condition.’
    • ‘Articles that did better tended to include an author affiliated with a department of statistics, epidemiology, or public health.’
    • ‘It has a strong orientation toward behavioral epidemiology and health promotion.’
    • ‘There are no personnel trained in field epidemiology in the public health system.’
    • ‘The use of race and ethnicity in epidemiology and public health research has been debated hotly.’
    • ‘The epidemiology of esophagitis in Japan is somewhat different from that in Western countries.’
    • ‘And, if ever there was a need for a compendium of current epidemiology of diabetes and its complications, it is now.’
    • ‘The epidemiology of cryptococcosis has changed over the years because of the AIDS epidemic.’
    • ‘I'm a microbiologist, and my emphasis area is infectious disease epidemiology.’
    • ‘This book reviews the treatment, epidemiology and unique clinical aspects of epilepsy.’
    • ‘Matching is a traditional approach to control for potential confounding in epidemiology.’
    • ‘When viewed globally, the future epidemiology of lung cancer is of great concern.’
    • ‘The epidemiology of hypertension diagnosed otherwise is currently much less understood.’
    • ‘Asthma severity is difficult to define in epidemiology, as previously described.’
    • ‘It is also essential for understanding the epidemiology of the disease.’
    • ‘Likewise important were the advances in epidemiology, public health, and sanitation.’
    • ‘Six chapters then examine the analysis of various issues that arise in public health and epidemiology.’
    • ‘The epidemiology of West Nile virus has also changed in recent years.’


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