Definitions for Endemicɛnˈdɛm ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

en•dem•icɛnˈdɛm ɪk(adj.)en•dem′i•cal.

  1. (n.)natural to or characteristic of a particular place, people, etc.:

    an endemic disease; endemic unemployment.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. belonging exclusively or confined to a particular place:

    a species of bat endemic to Mexico.

  3. (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

en′de•mism-dəˌmɪz əm(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. endemic(adj)

    a plant that is native to a certain limited area

    "it is an endemic found only this island"

  3. endemic, endemical(adj)

    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"

  4. endemic(adj)

    native to or confined to a certain region

    "the islands have a number of interesting endemic species"

  5. 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"


  1. endemic(Noun)

    An individual or species that is endemic to a region.

  2. endemic(Adjective)

    Native to a particular area or culture; originating where it occurs.

    Kangaroos are endemic to Australia.

  3. endemic(Adjective)

    (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.

  4. endemic(Adjective)

    (Especially of diseases.) Prevalent in a particular area or region.

    Malaria is endemic to the tropics.

  5. Origin: From ἐν + δῆμος. Possibly via ἔνδημος and/or French endémique.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Endemic(adj)

    alt. of Endemical

  2. Endemic(noun)

    an endemic disease

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Endemic

    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.

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.

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