belonging exclusively or confined to a particular place: When traveling, he caught a fever endemic to the tropics.
(of a disease) persisting in a population or region, generally having settled to a relatively constant rate of occurrence:The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 may never disappear, but could become endemic like the flu.
an endemic disease.
- en·dem·i·cal·ly, adverb
- en·de·mism [en-duh-miz-uhm], /ˈɛn dəˌmɪz əm/, en·de·mic·i·ty [en-duh-mis-i-tee], /ˌɛn dəˈmɪs ɪ ti/, noun
- non·en·dem·ic, adjective
- un·en·dem·ic, adjective
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How to use endemic in a sentence
Hart does his best to establish that brashness was endemic to the company from the beginning, starting with its co-founder, Bill Bowerman.
So far most of that interest has come from either larger endemic advertisers in CPG and retail like Adidas and Swarovski or smaller-to-medium-sized businesses.‘We want to drive more transactions’: As e-commerce sales accelerate, more media dollars are going to Pinterest | Seb Joseph | September 30, 2020 | Digiday
Self, an endemic health and wellness brand, has served as a bridge for helping Condé Nast’s non-endemic titles take a step into health and wellness.‘It’s a virtuous cycle’: Audiences and advertisers seek health and wellness content and publishers are seeing green | Kayleigh Barber | September 23, 2020 | Digiday
Crompton says that while corn is obviously grown in both Australia and America, the fact that it is so endemic to many parts of our food system, could contribute to its recent success here.
Yes the audiences in these groups tend to be endemic, they said, but this does not mean the agencies will exclude underrepresented audiences from our other buys.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
But The Dog surpasses simply documenting the alienation endemic in the 21st-century global village.Joseph O'Neill's 'The Dog' Has a Dystopian Dubai as Modernity's Stand-In | J.P. O’Malley | September 8, 2014 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Iffluenza appears to become endemic here, but it has always been a scourge in the islands.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
The agency of their effacement was an endemic disorder known as yellow fever.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce | Ambrose Bierce
It is endemic, and becomes, at apparently regular but distant periods, epidemic.
Unhappily endemic forms of disease went on steadily increasing in prevalence and rates of mortality.Recollections of Thirty-nine Years in the Army | Charles Alexander Gordon
We have not heard of any endemic in Australia; the epidemic has never visited its shores.
British Dictionary definitions for endemic
present within a localized area or peculiar to persons in such an area
an endemic disease or plant
- endemically, adverb
- endemism or endemicity, noun
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Scientific definitions for endemic
Relating to a disease or pathogen that is found in or confined to a particular location, region, or people. Malaria, for example, is endemic to tropical regions. See also epidemic pandemic.
Native to a specific region or environment and not occurring naturally anywhere else. The giant sequoia is endemic to the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada. Compare alien indigenous.
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