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|
|Samples||Diseases endemic to the tropics.|
Food shortages and starvation are endemic in certain parts of the world.
|2.||endemic native to or confined to a certain region|
|Samples||The islands have a number of interesting endemic species.|
|Domain category||bionomics, ecology, environmental science|
|Antonyms||cosmopolitan, widely distributed|
|3.||endemic originating where it is found|
|Samples||The autochthonal fauna of Australia includes the kangaroo.|
Autochthonous rocks and people and folktales.
The Ainu are indigenous to the northernmost islands of Japan.
|Synonyms||autochthonal, autochthonic, autochthonous, indigenous|
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|
|2.||endemic (plant) a plant that is native to a certain limited area|
|Samples||It is an endemic found only this island.|
|Broader (hypernym)||flora, plant, plant life|