endemic, endemic disease(noun)
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
a plant that is native to a certain limited area
"it is an endemic found only this island"
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"
native to or confined to a certain region
"the islands have a number of interesting endemic species"
autochthonal, autochthonic, autochthonous, endemic, indigenous(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"
An individual or species that is endemic to a region.
Native to a particular area or culture; originating where it occurs.
Kangaroos are endemic to Australia.
(Especially of plants and animals.) Peculiar to a particular area or region; not found in other places.
The endemic religion of Easter Island arrived with the Polynesian settlers.
(Especially of diseases.) Prevalent in a particular area or region.
Malaria is endemic to the tropics.
Origin: From ἐν + δῆμος. Possibly via ἔνδημος and/or French endémique.
alt. of Endemical
an endemic disease
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
-al, en-dem′ik, -al, Endemial, en-dē′mi-al, adj. peculiar to a people or a district, as a disease.—n. Endem′ic, a disease affecting a number of persons simultaneously, in such manner as to show a distinct connection with certain localities.—adv. Endem′ically.—ns. Endemi′city, state of being endemic; Endemiol′ogy, knowledge of endemic diseases. [Gr. endēmios—en, in, and dēmos, a people, a district.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a term applied to diseases which affect the inhabitants of certain countries and localities, and which arise from strictly local causes, e.g. neighbouring swamps, bad sanitation, impure water, climate, &c.
The numerical value of Endemic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Endemic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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