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Endemical

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Endemical

(Science: medicine) peculiar to a district or particular locality, or class of persons; as, an endemic disease.

An endemic disease is one which is constantly present to a greater or less degree in any place, as distinguished from an epidemic disease, which prevails widely at some one time, or periodically, and from a sporadic disease, of which a few instances occur now and then.

Origin: gr,; _ the people: cf. F. Endemique. Of or relating to a 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.