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en·dem·ic  audio  (n-dmk) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Prevalent in or peculiar to a particular locality, region, or people: diseases endemic to the tropics. See Synonyms at native.
  2. Ecology Native to or confined to a certain region.
NOUN:
Ecology
An endemic plant or animal.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek endmos, native, endemic : en-, in ; see en-2 + dmos, people; see d- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
en·demi·cal·ly(Adverb), en·demism(Noun)


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