Adjective: endemic en'de-mik
Noun: endemic en'de-mik
- Of or relating to a disease (or anything resembling a disease) constantly present to greater or lesser extent in a particular locality
"endemic malaria"; "food shortages and starvation are endemic in certain parts of the world"; "diseases endemic to the tropics";
- (ecology) native to or confined to a certain region
"the islands have a number of interesting endemic species"
- Originating where it is found
- autochthonal, autochthonic, autochthonous, indigenous, desi [Asia]
- 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
- endemic disease
- A plant that is native to a certain limited area
"it is an endemic found only this island"
Derived forms: endemics
See also: enzootic, native
Type of: disease, flora, plant, plant life
Antonym: cosmopolitan, ecdemic, epidemic