adjective Also en·dem·i·cal.
Origin of endemic
Examples from the Web for endemic
An outbreak in Madagascar, where the disease is endemic, already has involved more than 100 people and killed almost half.
The findings are unlikely to surprise anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant: sexual harassment is endemic in the industry.Waitressing Is One of the Worst Jobs for Sexual Harassment|Brandy Zadrozny|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, a condition of rampant, endemic political corruption is known as a “kleptocracy”—literally, “rule by thieves.”Ehud Olmert’s Sentencing Won’t Be a Day of Reckoning for Israel’s Leaders|Alon Ben-Meir|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Travel from an endemic area to an under-vaccinated population in the United States is a distinct possibility.Thanks to Anti-Vaxxers, Mumps Are Back. What’s Next?|Russell Saunders|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Riding any anti-Obama hobby horse is endemic to today's GOP.
It serves to emphasize, however, the paucity of cases among infants in this great land of endemic adult scurvy.
Most of the endemic genera are berry-bearers and thus offer the means of dispersal by fruit-eating birds.Island Life|Alfred Russel Wallace
It may be said to have been endemic in and south of the Sierra Morena.
As was to be expected, scurvy occurred most often in Russia, where it is endemic.
Endemic: occurring normally where found: native, not introduced.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for endemic
adjective Also: endemial (ɛnˈdɛmɪəl), endemical
Word Origin for endemic
Medicine definitions for endemic
Science definitions for endemic
A disease that occurs regularly in a particular area, as malaria does in many tropical countries, is said to be endemic. The word endemic, built from the prefix en-, in or within, and the Greek word demos, people, means within the people (of a region). A disease that affects many more people than usual in a particular area or that spreads into regions in which it does not usually occur is said to be epidemic. This word, built from the prefix epi-, meaning upon, and demos, means upon the people. In order for a disease to become epidemic it must be highly contagious, that is, easily spread through a population. Influenza has been the cause of many epidemics throughout history. Epidemics of waterborne diseases such as cholera often occur after natural disasters such as earthquakes and severe storms that disrupt or destroy sanitation systems and supplies of fresh water.