Endemic

Definition of Endemic

En`dem´ic
a.1.(Med.) Peculiar to a district or particular locality, or class of persons; as, an endemic disease.
2.Belonging or native to a particular people or country; native as distinguished from introduced or naturalized; hence, regularly or ordinarily occurring in a given region; local; as, a plant endemic in Australia; - often distinguished from exotic.
The traditions of folklore . . . form a kind of endemic symbolism.
- F. W. H. Myers.
n.1.(Med.) An endemic disease.
Fear, which is an endemic latent in every human heart, sometimes rises into an epidemic.
- J. B. Heard.

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