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ecdemic

[ ek-dem-ik ]
/ ɛkˈdɛm ɪk /
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adjective Pathology.

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

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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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Medical 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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