Associations to the word «Epidemic»


EPIDEMIC, noun. A widespread disease that affects many individuals in a population.
EPIDEMIC, noun. (epidemiology) An occurrence of a disease or disorder in a population at a frequency higher than that expected in a given time period.
EPIDEMIC, adjective. Like or having to do with an epidemic; widespread
EPIDEMIC NEPHROPATHY, noun. A viral haemorrhagic fever primarily occurring in Scandinavia and NW Russia, caused by a type of hantavirus spread by voles.
EPIDEMIC POLYARTHRITIS, noun. Polyarthritis caused by either of two mosquito-borne viruses endemic to Australasia: Barmah Forest virus and Ross River virus.
EPIDEMIC ROSEOLA, noun. German measles, rubella.

Dictionary definition

EPIDEMIC, noun. A widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time.
EPIDEMIC, adjective. (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously; "an epidemic outbreak of influenza".

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