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Endemic

Definition

[n] 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
[adj] originating where it is found; "the 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"
[adj] (ecology) native to or confined to a certain region; "the islands have a number of interesting endemic species"
[adj] (of disease or anything resembling a disease) constantly present to greater or lesser extent in a particular locality; "diseases endemic to the tropics"; "endemic malaria"; "food shortages and starvation are endemic in certain parts of the world"


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