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polydemic

[ pol-ee-dem-ik ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈdɛm ɪk /
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adjective

native to several countries or regions: polydemic rodent species.

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Origin of polydemic

First recorded in 1905–10; from Greek polýdêm(os) “populous” (equivalent to poly- prefix + dêm(os) “people”) + -ic; see poly-, -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for polydemic

polydemic
/ (ˌpɒlɪˈdɛmɪk) /

adjective

ecology rare growing in or inhabiting more than two regions

Word Origin for polydemic

C20: from poly- + endemic
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