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pandemic

 [pan-dem´ik]
1. a widespread epidemic of a disease.
2. widely epidemic.

pan·dem·ic

(pan-dem'ik),
Denoting a disease affecting or attacking the population of an extensive region, country, continent, global; extensively epidemic.
[pan- + G. dēmos, the people]

pandemic

/pan·dem·ic/ (pan-dem´ik)
1. a widespread epidemic of a disease.
2. widely epidemic.

pandemic

(păn-dĕm′ĭk)
adj.
1. Widespread; general.
2. Medicine Epidemic over a wide geographic area and affecting a large proportion of the population: pandemic influenza.
n.
A pandemic disease.

pandemic

[-dē′mik]
Etymology: Gk, pan + demos, people
(of a disease) occurring throughout the population of a country, a people, or the world.

pan·dem·ic

(pan-dem'ik)
Denoting a disease affecting or attacking the population of an extensive region, country, continent; extensively epidemic.
[pan- + G. dēmos, the people]

pandemic

A world-wide EPIDEMIC.

pandemic

(of a disease such as malaria) occurring over a wide geographical area.

Pandemic

A widespread epidemic that affects whole countries or the entire world. There have been seven cholera pandemics since 1817.
Mentioned in: Cholera, Influenza, Plague

pandemic

widespread epidemic

pandemic (pan·deˑ·mik),

adj relating to the occurrence over a vast geographic region and impacting a large percentage of the population.
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Pancreatitis.

pan·dem·ic

(pan-dem'ik)
Denoting a disease affecting or attacking the population of an extensive region, country, continent; extensively epidemic.
[pan- + G. dēmos, the people]

pandemic (pandem´ik),

adj describing an epidemic covering a widespread area such as a country or continent. It can describe a global epidemic.

pandemic

a widespread epidemic, i.e the disease is clustered in time but not in space.
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