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en•dem•ic



Pronunciation: (en-dem'ik), [key]
adj. Also,en•dem'i•cal.
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.

n.
an endemic disease.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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