HyperDic: endemic

English > 5 senses of the word endemic:
ADJECTIVEallendemic, endemicalof or relating to a disease (or anything resembling a disease) constantly present to ... / to greater or lesser extent in a particular locality
allendemicnative to or confined to a certain region
allendemic, autochthonal, autochthonic, autochthonous, indigenousoriginating where it is found
NOUNstateendemic, endemic diseasea 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
plantendemica plant that is native to a certain limited area
endemic > pronunciation
Soundsehndeh'mihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > endemic: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf or relating to a disease (or anything resembling a disease) constantly present to ... / to greater or lesser extent in a particular locality.
Examples
  • "diseases endemic to the tropics"
  • "endemic malaria"
  • "food shortages and starvation are endemic in certain parts of the world"
Synonymendemical
NarrowerenzooticOf a disease that is constantly present in an animal community but only occurs in a small number of cases
OppositeecdemicOf or relating to a disease that originates outside the locality in which it occurs
epidemic(especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease
Spanishendémico
Catalanendèmic
English > endemic: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningNative to or confined to a certain region.
Example"the islands have a number of interesting endemic species"
Categoryecology, bionomics, environmental scienceThe branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment / environment
Oppositecosmopolitan, widely distributedGrowing or occurring in many parts of the world
Spanishendémico
Catalanendèmic
English > endemic: 5 senses > adjective 3
Meaningoriginating where it is found.
Example "endemic folkways"
Synonymsautochthonal, autochthonic, autochthonous, indigenous
BroadernativeCharacteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin
Spanishaborigen, autóctono, endémico, indígena, nativo, natural, originario, oriundo
Catalanaborigen, autòcton, endèmic, indígena, nadiu, natiu, natural, originari, oriünd
English > endemic: 5 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA 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.
Synonymendemic disease
BroaderdiseaseAn impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
Spanishendemia
Catalanendèmia
English > endemic: 5 senses > noun 2, plant
MeaningA plant that is native to a certain limited area.
Example"it is an endemic found only this island"
Broaderplant, flora, plant life(botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

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