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ɛnˈdɛm ɪken·dem·ic

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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.

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  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

Examples of endemic in a Sentence

  1. Egan Brockhoff:

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

  2. Mike Pompeo:

    The Lebanese people want an efficient and effective government, economic reform, and an end to endemic corruption.

  3. Beto ORourkes:

    This is a country that has been defined by foundational, systemic, endemic racism since the very founding of this country, august 20th of 1619 - the first time that a kidnapped African was brought here against his will and made to serve as a slave to build the greatness and the success and the wealth of this country, which his descendants would never be able to fully participate in.

  4. Suzanne Trimel:

    Many of them could ask within their own workplace (in these countries) for non-discrimination policies, they could also reach out to local LGBT communities and activists, and try to seek greater diversity in their workforces on the ground … make it clear that they are not accepting of repressive policies or persecutions, which, as we know, are endemic throughout the ‘Global South.’.

  5. President Obama:

    But I rejected the notion that nothing’s changed, what happened in Ferguson may not be unique, but it’s no longer endemic, or sanctioned by law and custom. And before the Civil Rights Movement, it most surely was.

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