Etymology
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endemic (adj.)

"particular to a people or locality," 1650s (endemical), with -ic + Greek endemos "native, dwelling in (a place), of or belonging to a people," from en "in" (see en- (2)) + dēmos "people; district" (see demotic). From 1660s as a noun.

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Definitions of endemic
1
endemic (adj.)
of or relating to a disease (or anything resembling a disease) constantly present to greater or lesser extent in a particular locality;
endemic malaria
food shortages and starvation are endemic in certain parts of the world
diseases endemic to the tropics
Synonyms: endemical
endemic (adj.)
native to or confined to a certain region;
the islands have a number of interesting endemic species
endemic (adj.)
originating where it is found;
endemic folkways
Synonyms: autochthonal / autochthonic / autochthonous / indigenous
2
endemic (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;
Synonyms: endemic disease
endemic (n.)
a plant that is native to a certain limited area;
it is an endemic found only this island
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