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endemic

endemic - Dictionary definition and meaning for word endemic

Definition
(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
Synonyms : endemic disease

Definition
(noun) a plant that is native to a certain limited area
Example Sentence
  • it is an endemic found only this island

Definition
(adj) of or relating to a disease (or anything resembling a disease) constantly present to greater or lesser extent in a particular locality
Synonyms : endemical
Example Sentence
  • diseases endemic to the tropics
  • endemic malaria
  • food shortages and starvation are endemic in certain parts of the world

Definition
(adj) native to or confined to a certain region
Example Sentence
  • the islands have a number of interesting endemic species

Definition
(adj) originating where it is found
Example Sentence
  • 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

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for endemic

simple think of epidemic as an epidemic desease that spreads a vast area and endemic disease as a disease that spreads only a confined area
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by vivekkarumudi

epidemic is something that is confined to vast area and endemic is confined to small area
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by vivekkarumudi

end of(demic)democracy-this characteristic,nw a days,is confined to a very little no of countries..
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by studyabroad.us

Think: "In a demographic," which relates to a specific portion of the population.
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by KOGrad

The disease only spreads in a certain area, so epiDEMY ENDs outside of that aream (endemic)
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by shbf

endemic = mic(sound) can be reached up to only certain region
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by shaktipada

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