Definitions for Endemicɛnˈdɛm ɪk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(n.)natural to or characteristic of a particular place, people, etc.:
an endemic disease; endemic unemployment.
Category: Common Vocabulary
belonging exclusively or confined to a particular place:
a species of bat endemic to Mexico.
(n.)an endemic organism or disease.
Origin of endemic:
1655–65; < NL endēmicus= Gk éndēm(os) endemic (en-en -2+-demos, adj. der. of dêmos people) + L -icus -ic
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
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.
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 that are restricted to a defined geographical area.
Translations for Endemic
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of a disease etc) regularly found in people or a district owing to local conditions
Malaria is endemic in/to certain tropical countries.
- endêmicoPortuguese (BR)
- מַחָלָה נְפוֹצָהHebrew
- विशेष क्षेत्री, स्थानिकHindi
- endemikus, endémiás (betegség)Hungarian
- vietinis, endeminisLithuanian
- (par slimību) endēmisks, vietējsLatvian
- knyttet til et bestemt område, endemiskNorwegian
- endemisk, inhemskSwedish
- ซึ่งเป็นโรคประจำท้องถิ่น หรือประเทศThai
- yerel, yöreselTurkish
- (疾病等)地方性的Chinese (Trad.)
- ендемічний; місцевийUkrainian
- کسے خاص طبقے یا علاقے میں پایا جانے والاUrdu
- bệnh địa phươngVietnamese
- （疾病等）地方性的Chinese (Simp.)
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