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Meaning of ENDEMIC

Pronunciation:  en'demik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a disease that is constantly present to a greater or lesser degree in people of a certain class or in people living in a particular location
  2. [adj]  originating where it is found; "the autochthonal fauna of Australia includes the kangaroo"; "autochthonous rocks and people and folktales"; "endemic folkways"; "the Ainu are indigenous to the northernmost islands of Japan"
  3. [adj]  (ecology) native to or confined to a certain region; "the islands have a number of interesting endemic species"
  4. [adj]  (of disease or anything resembling a disease) constantly present to greater or lesser extent in a particular locality; "diseases endemic to the tropics"; "endemic malaria"; "food shortages and starvation are endemic in certain parts of the world"
 

ENDEMIC is a 7 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: autochthonal, autochthonic, autochthonous, endemic disease, indigenous, native
 
 Antonyms: cosmopolitan, epidemic, widely distributed
 
 See Also: disease

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \En*de"mic\, Endemical \En*de"mic*al\, a. [Gr. ?, ?; ? +
    ? the people: cf. F. end['e]mique.] (Med.)
    Peculiar to a district or particular locality, or class of
    persons; as, an endemic disease.
    
    Note: An endemic disease is one which is constantly present
          to a greater or less degree in any place, as
          distinguished from an epidemic disease, which prevails
          widely at some one time, or periodically, and from a
          sporadic disease, of which a few instances occur now
          and then.
    
    
  2. \En*dem"ic\, n. (Med.)
    An endemic disease.
    
          Fear, which is an endemic latent in every human heart,
          sometimes rises into an epidemic.        --J. B. Heard.
    
    
  3. \En*dem"ic\, a.
    Belonging or native to a particular people or country; native
    as distinguished from introduced or naturalized; hence,
    regularly or ordinarily occurring in a given region; local;
    as, a plant endemic in Australia; -- often distinguished from
    {exotic}.
    
          The traditions of folklore . . . from a kind of endemic
          symbolism.                               --F. W. H.
                                                   Myers.
    
    
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. Having a natural distribution confined to a particular geographical region.
  2. Native to a particular region.
 
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