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Meaning of endemic

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 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"
             [syn: {endemic}, {endemical}] [ant: {ecdemic},
      2: native to or confined to a certain region; "the islands have
         a number of interesting endemic species" [ant:
         {cosmopolitan}, {widely distributed}]
      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" [syn:
         {autochthonal}, {autochthonic}, {autochthonous}, {endemic},
      n 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 [syn: {endemic}, {endemic disease}]
      2: a plant that is native to a certain limited area; "it is an
         endemic found only this island"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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