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endemic (adjective), more endemic, most endemic
1. Used to describe a disease occurring within a specific area, region, or locale; such as, a disease that exists permanently in a particular region or population. Malaria is a constant worry in parts of Africa.
2. Characteristic of a particular place or among a particular group or area of interest or activity. Literally, "in the people".
3. In ecology, of or relating to a native species or population occurring under highly restricted conditions as a result of the presence of a unique environment factor that limits its distribution.
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endemic, epidemic, pandemic
endemic (en DEM ik) (adjective)
Native to a particular locale or region: The bison are endemic to the plains of North America because they were born and lived there their whole lifetime.
epidemic (ep" i DEM ik) (noun)
Something which is very prevalent in a specific area: The doctors were afraid of an epidemic of flu in the schools during the winter.
pandemic (pan DEM ik) (adjective)
Referring to something which occurs over a wide geographical, or international, area and effects large numbers of individuals: The pandemic outbreak of flu made it necessary for the medical profession to work hard to contain it.

The pandemic enthusiasm for soccer spread like an epidemic among the fans; especially, those for whom soccer is endemic to their culture.

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endemic goiter (s) (noun), endemic goiters (pl)
A swelling of the thyroid gland caused by a lack of iodine in the diet in certain geographic areas; especially, in mountain regions as the Alps, Andes, and Himalayas.
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