k) KEY ADJECTIVE:
- Prevalent in or peculiar to a particular locality, region, or people: diseases endemic to the tropics. See Synonyms at native.
- Ecology Native to or confined to a certain region.
- An endemic plant or animal.
From Greek endmos
, native, endemic
; see en-2
; see d-
in Indo-European rootsOTHER FORMS:en·demi·cal·ly(Adverb)