Apr
04
2014

endemic

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

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adjective
common in, native to, or restricted to a given place or population.
example: Because of air travel, what was once an endemic disease can more easily spread to other countries.
example: These plants are endemic to this region.

antonym: pandemic

noun
something peculiar to a locality, such as a plant or animal, or a disease.
example: Almost all the reptile and mammal species of Madagascar are endemics.

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