Definition of endemic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//enˈdemɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//enˈdemɪk//
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regularly found in a particular place or among a particular group of people and difficult to get rid of endemic (in…) Malaria is endemic in many hot countries. Corruption is endemic in the system. endemic (among…) an attitude endemic among senior members of the profession endemic (to…) species endemic to (= only found in) Madagascar the endemic problem of racism compare pandemic Word Originmid 17th cent. (as a noun): from French endémique or modern Latin endemicus, from Greek endēmios ‘native’ (based on dēmos ‘people’).
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