endemic disease
(en-dem\'ik)
A disease that is commonly or constantly present in a population, usually at a relatively steady low frequency.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • endemic disease — noun a disease that is constantly present to a greater or lesser degree in people of a certain class or in people living in a particular location • Syn: ↑endemic • Hypernyms: ↑disease …   Useful english dictionary

  • endemic disease — a disease that is present or usually prevalent in a population or geographical area at all times; such diseases usually have low mortality. Called also endemia. See also holoendemic d. and hyperendemic d. Cf. epidemic d …   Medical dictionary

  • endemic disease — n. (Medicine) disease that is continuously present more or less in people of a specific class or in people living in a specific area or location …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Endemic — En*de mic, Endemical En*de mic*al, a. [Gr. ?, ?; ? + ? the people: cf. F. end[ e]mique.] (Med.) 1. Peculiar to a district or particular locality, or class of persons; as, an endemic disease. [1913 Webster] Note: An endemic disease is one which is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • endemic — endemic, epidemic An endemic disease is one that is regularly or only found among a particular people or in a particular region, whereas an epidemic disease is a temporary but widespread outbreak of a disease. Epidemic, but not endemic, also… …   Modern English usage

  • endemic — [en dem′ik] adj. [Fr endémique < endémie, endemic disease < Gr endēmia, a dwelling in < endēmos, native < en , in + dēmos, the people: see DEMOCRACY] 1. native to a particular country, nation, or region: said of plants, animals, and,… …   English World dictionary

  • Endemic — En*dem ic, n. (Med.) An endemic disease. [1913 Webster] Fear, which is an endemic latent in every human heart, sometimes rises into an epidemic. J. B. Heard. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Endemic — Present in a community at all times but in relatively low frequency. Something that is endemic is typically restricted or peculiar to a locality or region. For example, malaria is endemic in some areas of Africa. And traffic in illicit drugs is… …   Medical dictionary

  • endemic — Synonyms and related words: abnormality, aboriginal, acute disease, affection, affliction, ailment, allergic disease, allergy, atrophy, autochthonous, bacterial disease, birth defect, blight, cardiovascular disease, catching, chronic disease,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • endemic — en•dem•ic [[t]ɛnˈdɛm ɪk[/t]] adj. Also, en•dem′i•cal. 1) cvb natural to or characteristic of a particular place, people, etc.: an endemic disease; endemic unemployment[/ex] 2) belonging exclusively or confined to a particular place: a species of… …   From formal English to slang

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