Associations to the word «Endemic»


ENDEMIC, adjective. Native to a particular area or culture; originating where it occurs.
ENDEMIC, adjective. (Especially of plants and animals.) Peculiar to a particular area or region; not found in other places.
ENDEMIC, adjective. (Especially of diseases.) Prevalent in a particular area or region.
ENDEMIC, noun. An individual or species that is endemic to a region.

Dictionary definition

ENDEMIC, noun. 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, noun. A plant that is native to a certain limited area; "it is an endemic found only this island".
ENDEMIC, adjective. 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".
ENDEMIC, adjective. Native to or confined to a certain region; "the islands have a number of interesting endemic species".
ENDEMIC, adjective. 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".

Wise words

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