- native to a particular country, nation, or region: said of plants, animals, and, sometimes, customs, etc.
- constantly present in a particular region: said of a disease that is generally under control
Origin of endemicFrench endémique from endémie, endemic disease from Classical Greek end?mia, a dwelling in from end?mos, native from en-, in + d?mos, the people: see democracy
- an endemic plant or animal
- an endemic disease