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Definition of Endemic

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native, local, indigenous; limited to an area; characteristic of a particular location or region
organism that is native to a place or biota in an exclusive; (Medicine) disease that is continuously present more or less in people of a specific class or in people living in a specific area or location
Endemic Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
An endemic disease.
  
(a.)
Alt. of Endemical
  
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endemic
\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. w. h. myers.
endemic
\en*de"mic\ (?), endemical \en*de"mic*al\ (?), ] a. [gr. &?;, &?;; &?; + &?; the people: cf. f. endémique.] (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.
endemic
\en*dem"ic\, n. (med.) an endemic disease. fear, which is an endemic latent in every human heart, sometimes rises into an epidemic. b. heard.
endemic
adj
1. (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" [ant: epidemic]
2. (ecology) native to or confined to a certain region; "the islands have a number of interesting endemic species" [ant: cosmopolitan]
3. 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" [syn: autochthonal, autochthonic, autochthonous, indigenous]
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 [syn: endemic disease]





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Peculiar to some specified country or people.
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. 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
(synonym) endemic disease
(hypernym) disease
2. a plant that is native to a certain limited area; "it is an endemic found only this island"
(hypernym) plant, flora, plant life

Adjective
1. of or relating to a 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"
(synonym) endemical
(antonym) epidemic
(similar) enzootic
2. native to or confined to a certain region; "the islands have a number of interesting endemic species"
(antonym) cosmopolitan, widely distributed
(classification) ecology, bionomics, environmental science
3. 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"
(synonym) autochthonal, autochthonic, autochthonous, indigenous
(similar) native
Endemic Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Botanical Glossary of Taxonomic Terminology
Confined to certain regions, such as country or island.
BioProcess International™ Glossary
the continual presence of a disease in a population.
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Bioglossary
Description: Restricted to a specified region or locality.
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Endemic Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Endemism is the ecological state of a species being unique to a defined geographic location, such as an island, nation, country or other defined zone, or habitat type; organisms that are indigenous to a place are not endemic to it if they are also found elsewhere. The extreme opposite of endemism is cosmopolitan distribution. Another term for a species that is endemic, is precinctive - which applies to species (and subspecific categories) that are restricted to a defined geographical area.

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Endemic Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
EPA Glossary of Climate Change Terms
Species characteristic of or prevalent in a particular or restricted locality or region.
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Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
(Ecology) Confined to, or Indigenous in, a certain area or region, as an endemic plant or animal.
  Something peculiar to a particular people or locality, such as a disease which is always present in the population.
Endemic Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Endemic Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
Continuously present (as, for example, with malaria in some areas or illicit drugs in a neighborhood). The opposite of epidemic (a sudden outbreak).
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Term to describe levels of infection which do not exhibit wide fluctuations through time in a defined place. For microparasites like measles, the term is used slightly differently to indicate an infection which can persist in a population in the long term without needing to be reintroduced from outside. Occuring continuously in a population
Aids Glossary
the continuous presence of a disease in a geographic location, community or population.
Aegis
Glossary of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms
Pertaining to diseases associated with particular locales or population groups.
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