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
That’s because enthusiast audiences naturally have higher purchase intent for products that are endemic to their passions, he added.‘A second chance for publishers’: How Future PLC is using first-party data to sell against high-intent audiences | Kayleigh Barber | December 21, 2020 | Digiday
Traffic to Vogue’s 11 endemic sites is up 40% year over year from November 2019 to November 2020, according to Marshall, reaching a record high of a combined 58 million unique visitors last month.How Vogue’s international approach to audience data helped it reach record readers | Kayleigh Barber | December 18, 2020 | Digiday
States have been sponsoring fast-track online courses for prospective certified nursing assistants, but they have yet to make a dent in the endemic staff shortages.In a relentless pandemic, nursing-home workers are worn down and stressed out | Will Englund | December 3, 2020 | Washington Post
Greenberg said that there are some danger in assuming that because there is non-endemic content playing in a doctor’s office, non-endemic advertisers will pay to play against that content.‘Not reinventing the content wheel’: Why Meredith is admitting its videos into doctors’ offices | Kayleigh Barber | November 10, 2020 | Digiday
This is why childhood infections such as measles are endemic in many parts of the world where the birth rate is high enough.
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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