endemic

[ UK /ɛndˈɛmɪk/ ]
[ US /ɛnˈdɛmɪk/ ]
NOUN
  1. 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
  2. a plant that is native to a certain limited area
    it is an endemic found only this island
ADJECTIVE
  1. originating where it is found
    the Ainu are indigenous to the northernmost islands of Japan
    the autochthonal fauna of Australia includes the kangaroo
    autochthonous rocks and people and folktales
    endemic folkways
  2. native to or confined to a certain region
    the islands have a number of interesting endemic species
  3. of or relating to a disease (or anything resembling a disease) constantly present to greater or lesser extent in a particular locality
    endemic malaria
    diseases endemic to the tropics
    food shortages and starvation are endemic in certain parts of the world
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How To Use endemic In A Sentence

  • Note: where Loiasis is endemic (West Africa), all treatment with diethylcarbamazine, should commence with 3 mg/kg x 2 days (protocole for Loiasis) whatever form of filaria is being treated. Chapter 11
  • The Atherton Gardens estate has presented endemic problems for social planning since its development.
  • Endemic to the Solomon Islands, this eagle is usually regarded as rare or uncommon.
  • It's penguins, albatrosses, caracaras, steamer ducks and a couple of endemic small jobs you've come for.
  • Wadi Turabah in Saudi Arabia is the last place in the Arabian Peninsula where the hammerkop (Scopus umbretta) can be found nesting, and the isolated and distinctive endemic race Pica pica ssp. asirensis is pressent on Shalla ad-Dhana. Southwestern Arabian montane woodlands
  • More troubling is the endemic problem of which it is a symptom. Times, Sunday Times
  • Where Ancylostoma is also endemic, differential diagnosis may require larval culture although the treatment is similar.
  • The chest disease is endemic among miners in this area.
  • Of the five endemic amphibians two are tree frogs (Afrixalus clarkei and Afrixalus enseticola), two are ranid frogs (Phrynobatrachus bottegi and Phrynobatrachus sciangallarum), and one is a caecilian (Sylvacaecilia grandisonae). Ethiopian montane forests
  • This mentality is not endemic to Taiwan, of course; people in America, for example, don't want a nuclear waste dump near them either.
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