ecdemic

[ ek-dem-ik ]
/ ɛkˈdɛm ɪk /

adjective Pathology.

noting or pertaining to a disease that is observed far from the area in which it originates.

Nearby words

  1. eccrine poroma,
  2. eccrinology,
  3. eccrisis,
  4. eccritic,
  5. eccyesis,
  6. ecdysiast,
  7. ecdysis,
  8. ecdysone,
  9. ecesis,
  10. ecevit

Compare endemic, epidemic.

Origin of ecdemic


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British Dictionary definitions for ecdemic

ecdemic

/ (ɛkˈdɛmɪk) /

adjective

not indigenous or endemic; foreignan ecdemic disease
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Medicine definitions for ecdemic

ecdemic

[ ĭk-dĕmĭk ]

adj.

Of or being a disease brought into a region from the outside, neither epidemic nor endemic.

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