- * * *Denoting a temporal pattern of disease occurrence in a population in which the disease occurs with predictable regularity with only relatively minor fluctations in its frequency over time. Cf.:epidemic, sporadic. SYN: enzootic. [G. endemos, native, fr. en, in, + demos, the people]
* * *en·dem·ic en-'dem-ik, in- adj restricted or peculiar to a locality or region <\endemic diseases> <an \endemic species> compare EPIDEMIC (1), SPORADICen·dem·i·cal·ly -'dem-i-k(ə-)lē advendemic n1) an endemic disease or an instance of its occurrence2) an endemic organism
* * *adj.occurring frequently in a particular region or population: applied to diseases that are generally or constantly found among people in a particular area. Compare ecdemic, epidemic, pandemic.
* * *en·dem·ic (en-demґik) [Gr. endēmos dwelling in a place] present or usually prevalent in a population or geographical area at all times; said of a disease or agent. Cf. epidemic. See also holoendemic and hyperendemic.
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Endemic — En*de mic, Endemical En*de mic*al, a. [Gr. ?, ?; ? + ? the people: cf. F. end[ e]mique.] (Med.) 1. Peculiar to a district or particular locality, or class of persons; as, an endemic disease. [1913 Webster] Note: An endemic disease is one which is … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
endemic — endemic, epidemic An endemic disease is one that is regularly or only found among a particular people or in a particular region, whereas an epidemic disease is a temporary but widespread outbreak of a disease. Epidemic, but not endemic, also… … Modern English usage
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endemic — ENDÉMIC, Ă, endemici, ce, adj. (Despre plante sau animale) Care trăieşte numai pe un anumit teritoriu; (despre unele boli) care are cauze locale, specifice unei anumite regiuni; care are caracter permanent în anumite locuri. – Din fr. endémique.… … Dicționar Român
endemic — [en dem′ik] adj. [Fr endémique < endémie, endemic disease < Gr endēmia, a dwelling in < endēmos, native < en , in + dēmos, the people: see DEMOCRACY] 1. native to a particular country, nation, or region: said of plants, animals, and,… … English World dictionary
Endemic — En*dem ic, n. (Med.) An endemic disease. [1913 Webster] Fear, which is an endemic latent in every human heart, sometimes rises into an epidemic. J. B. Heard. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
endemic — index domestic (indigenous), native (domestic), special, specific Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
endemic — 1660s (n.); 1759 (adj.), from Gk. endemos native, dwelling in (a place), of or belonging to a people (from en in; see EN (Cf. en ) (2) + demos people, district; see DEMOTIC (Cf. demotic)) + IC (Cf. ic). Endemical is attested from 1650s … Etymology dictionary
endemic — adj indigenous, *native, autochthonous, aboriginal Antonyms: exotic: pandemic Contrasted words: foreign, alien, extraneous, *extrinsic … New Dictionary of Synonyms
endemic — [adj] native local, regional; concept 536 … New thesaurus
endemic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a disease or condition) regularly found among particular people or in a certain area. 2) (of a plant or animal) native or restricted to a certain area. DERIVATIVES endemicity noun endemism noun. ORIGIN Greek end mios native … English terms dictionary