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polydemic

[ pol-ee-dem-ik ]

adjective

  1. native to several countries or regions:

    polydemic rodent species.



polydemic

/ ˌpɒlɪˈdɛmɪk /

adjective

  1. rare.
    ecology growing in or inhabiting more than two regions


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Word History and Origins

Origin of polydemic1

First recorded in 1905–10; from Greek polýdêm(os) “populous” (equivalent to poly- prefix + dêm(os) “people”) + -ic; poly- ( def ), -ic ( def )

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Word History and Origins

Origin of polydemic1

C20: from poly- + endemic

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