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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Endemic  \En*dem"ic\,  a. 
  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  .  .  .  from  a  kind  of  endemic 
  symbolism.  --F.  W.  H. 
  Myers. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Endemic  \En*de"mic\,  Endemical  \En*de"mic*al\,  a.  [Gr.  ?,  ?;  ?  + 
  ?  the  people:  cf  F.  end['e]mique.]  (Med.) 
  Peculiar  to  a  district  or  particular  locality,  or  class  of 
  persons;  as  an  endemic  disease. 
 
  Note:  An  endemic  disease  is  one  which  is  constantly  present 
  to  a  greater  or  less  degree  in  any  place  as 
  distinguished  from  an  epidemic  disease,  which  prevails 
  widely  at  some  one  time,  or  periodically,  and  from  a 
  sporadic  disease,  of  which  a  few  instances  occur  now 
  and  then. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Endemic  \En*dem"ic\,  n.  (Med.) 
  An  endemic  disease. 
 
  Fear,  which  is  an  endemic  latent  in  every  human  heart, 
  sometimes  rises  into  an  epidemic.  --J.  B.  Heard. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  endemic 
  adj  1:  (of  disease  or  anything  resembling  a  disease)  constantly 
  present  to  greater  or  lesser  extent  in  a  particular 
  locality;  "diseases  endemic  to  the  tropics";  "endemic 
  malaria";  "food  shortages  and  starvation  are  endemic 
  in  certain  parts  of  the  world"  [ant:  {epidemic}] 
  2:  (ecology)  native  to  or  confined  to  a  certain  region;  "the 
  islands  have  a  number  of  interesting  endemic  species" 
  [ant:  {cosmopolitan}] 
  3:  originating  where  it  is  found  "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"  [syn:  {autochthonal}, 
  {autochthonic},  {autochthonous},  {indigenous}] 
  n  :  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 




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