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Meaning & Definition of Endemic in English





1. 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

  • endemic,
  • endemic disease

2. A plant that is native to a certain limited area

  • "It is an endemic found only this island"
  • endemic


1. Of or relating to a disease (or anything resembling a disease) constantly present to greater or lesser extent in a particular locality

  • "Diseases endemic to the tropics"
  • "Endemic malaria"
  • "Food shortages and starvation are endemic in certain parts of the world"
  • endemic,
  • endemical

2. Native to or confined to a certain region

  • "The islands have a number of interesting endemic species"
  • endemic

3. Originating where it is found

  • "The autochthonal fauna of australia includes the kangaroo"
  • "Autochthonous rocks and people and folktales"
  • "Endemic folkways"
  • "The ainu are indigenous to the northernmost islands of japan"
  • autochthonal,
  • autochthonic,
  • autochthonous,
  • endemic,
  • indigenous

Examples of using

It was discovered that less than one child in a hundred had been inoculated against endemic disease.