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 (ĕp′ĭ-dē′mē-ŏl′ə-jē, -dĕm′ē-)
The branch of medicine that deals with the study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.

[Medieval Latin epidēmia, an epidemic; see epidemic + -logy.]

ep′i·de′mi·o·log′ic (-ə-lŏj′ĭk), ep′i·de′mi·o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
ep′i·de′mi·o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
ep′i·de′mi·ol′o·gist n.
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Noun1.epidemiologist - a medical scientist who studies the transmission and control of epidemic diseases
medical scientist - a scientist who studies disease processes



n. epidemiólogo-a, especialista en el estudio de enfermedades epidémicas.


n epidemiólogo -ga mf, médico mf especializado en la propagación de enfermedades en poblaciones
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Winer, an epidemiologist at the University of Washington.
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UCLA epidemiologist James Enstrom has calculated that if mortality rates from 1940 were applied to 1988,4 million Americans would have died that year.
Epidemiologist Steven Whitman, PhD, MPhil, MS, who was dedicated to improving the status of underserved communities and fighting injustice, died July 20.
First, even though all state and local health departments used the same definition of epidemiologist, jurisdictions supplying counts might have applied the definition differently.

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