(noun) An abnormal disorder of function in a impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning.
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- Plural: diseases
- Diseases are generally chronic or acute.
- Epidemiology is the branch of medical science dealing with the transmission and control of disease.
- Also called:
- medical condition
- Also informally called:
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- Word origin of “disease” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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How to Cite the Definition of Disease
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “disease.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 21, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/disease/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
disease. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/disease/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “disease.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 21, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/disease/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“disease.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 21 Jan. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/disease/>.