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endemic

en·dem·ic

endemic

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn de mihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: common in, native to, or restricted to a given place or population.
Because of air travel, what was once an endemic disease can more easily spread to other countries.These plants are endemic to this region.
antonyms:
exotic, pandemic
similar words:
indigenous, native
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part of speech: noun
definition: something peculiar to a locality, such as a plant or animal, or a disease.
antonyms:
exotic
similar words:
native
derivations: endemically (adv.), endemism (n.)
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