What does Endemic mean?

Definitions for Endemicɛnˈdɛm ɪk

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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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Endemic

    -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. endēmiosen, in, and dēmos, a people, a district.]

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Endemic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Endemic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein:

    The authorities must bring an end to the endemic impunity in Darfur.

  2. Andrew Feinstein:

    The nuclear deal is of huge concern given South Africa's history of endemic corruption.

  3. Egan Brockhoff:

    PED virus is endemic in the United States, we weren't getting virus brought into Canada when we were using the exemption.

  4. Dirk Engels:

    Endemic countries can play their part, some endemic countries are fast developing, and as they move up the ladder they also have more means to pay for tackling NTDs.

  5. Simon Brooker:

    We can look at the shrinking of the map, regions that were endemic (for disease) are no longer endemic ... but what India is seeing is more and more hotspots of transmission.

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