ENDEMIC

endemic

1. [Adjective]: of or relating to a 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 th

2. [Adjective]: native to or confined to a certain region; "the islands have a number of interesting endemic species"

3. [Noun]: a plant that is native to a certain limited area; "it is an endemic found only this island"

4. [Noun]: 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

5. 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"

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