Meaning of endemic

en•dem•ic

Pronunciation: (en-dem'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. natural to or characteristic of a specific people or place; native; indigenous: endemic folkways; countries where high unemployment is endemic.
  2. belonging exclusively or confined to a particular place: a fever endemic to the tropics.
—n.
  1. an endemic disease.
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