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English adjective: endemic

1. endemic of or relating to a disease (or anything resembling a disease) constantly present to greater or lesser extent in a particular locality


SamplesDiseases endemic to the tropics.
Endemic malaria.
Food shortages and starvation are endemic in certain parts of the world.


Synonymsendemical


Similarenzootic


Antonymsecdemic, epidemic

2. endemic native to or confined to a certain region


SamplesThe islands have a number of interesting endemic species.


Domain categorybionomics, ecology, environmental science


Antonymscosmopolitan, widely distributed

3. endemic originating where it is found


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsautochthonal, autochthonic, autochthonous, indigenous


Similarnative


Antonymsforeign, strange


English noun: endemic

1. endemic (state) 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


Synonymsendemic disease


Broader (hypernym)disease

2. endemic (plant) a plant that is native to a certain limited area


SamplesIt is an endemic found only this island.


Broader (hypernym)flora, plant, plant life









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