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1. Prevalent in a particular locality, region, or population: endemic diseases of the tropics.
2. Native only to a particular locality or region: endemic birds.
3. Common in or inherent to an enterprise or situation: "All the difficulties endemic to historical research become more acute in the case of war" (Constantine Pleshakov).
1. An organism that is native only to a particular locality or region.
2. A disease that is prevalent in a particular locality, region, or population.
[From Greek endēmos, native, endemic : en-, in; see en-2 + dēmos, people; see dā- in Indo-European roots.]
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the quality of belonging to a particular race, region, or country. — endemicity, n.See also: Race
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|Noun||1.||endemism - nativeness by virtue of originating or occurring naturally (as in a particular place)|
nativeness - the quality of belonging to or being connected with a certain place or region by virtue of birth or origin
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