Endemic Definition

ĕn-dĕmĭk
adjective
Native to a particular country, nation, or region.
Webster's New World
Constantly present in a particular region: said of a disease that is generally under control.
Webster's New World
Common in or inherent to an enterprise or situation.
American Heritage
The definition of endemic refers to a disease or something that is native to or commonly found within an area.
An example of endemic is a description for an area where HIV/AIDs flourishes.
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Antonyms:
noun
An endemic plant or animal.
Webster's New World
An endemic disease.
Webster's New World
An organism that is native only to a particular locality or region.
American Heritage Medicine
Synonyms:
endemic-disease
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Native to a specific region or environment and not occurring naturally anywhere else. The giant sequoia is endemic to the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada.
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Other Word Forms of Endemic

Noun

Singular:
endemic
Plural:
endemics

Origin of Endemic

  • From Ancient Greek ἐν (en, “in”) + δῆμος (dēmos, “people”). Possibly via ἔνδημος (endēmos, “among ones people, at home, native”) and/or French endémique.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Greek endēmos native, endemic en- in en–2 dēmos people dā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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