Definitions of Disease
- (noun) An abnormal disorder of function in a impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning.
- (noun) A social condition considered by some as abnormal or harmful.
Types of Disease
- acute disease
- chronic disease
- deficiency disease
- endemic disease
- infectious disease
- occupational disease
- American English – /di-zEEz/
- British English – /di-zEEz/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /dɪˈziz/
- British English – /dɪˈziːz/
- 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:
- Historically called:
- Word origin of “disease” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “disease.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 23, 2021 (https://sociologydictionary.org/disease/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
disease. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/disease/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “disease.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 23, 2021. https://sociologydictionary.org/disease/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“disease.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 23 Oct. 2021. <https://sociologydictionary.org/disease/>.