Pronunciation: (en-dem'ik), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/endemic.html on line 77 [key]
1. natural to or characteristic of a specific people or place; native; indigenous: endemic folkways; countries where high unemployment is endemic.
2. belonging exclusively or confined to a particular place: a fever endemic to the tropics.
an endemic disease.
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