Adjective Definition


1.Definition: native to or confined to a certain region

"The islands have a number of interesting endemic species"

2.Definition: 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"

Related Adjective(s):endemical

3.Definition: originating where it is found

"Endemic folkways"

Related Adjective(s):autochthonal, autochthonic, autochthonous, indigenous

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