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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 en·dem·ic /ɛnˈdɛmɪk, ɪn-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 en·dem·ic /ɛnˈdɛmɪk, ɪn-/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 En·de·mic En·de·mic·al a.  Med.
 1. Peculiar to a district or particular locality, or class of persons; as, an endemic disease.
 Note:An endemic disease is one which is constantly present to a greater or less degree in any place, as distinguished from an epidemic disease, which prevails widely at some one time, or periodically, and from a sporadic disease, of which a few instances occur now and then.
 2. Belonging or native to a particular people or country; native as distinguished from introduced or naturalized; hence, regularly or ordinarily occurring in a given region; local; as, a plant endemic in Australia; -- often distinguished from exotic.
    The traditions of folklore . . . form a kind of endemic symbolism.    --F. W. H. Myers.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 En·dem·ic, n. Med. An endemic disease.
    Fear, which is an endemic latent in every human heart, sometimes rises into an epidemic.   --J. B. Heard.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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: endemical] [ant: epidemic, ecdemic]
      2: native to or confined to a certain region; "the islands have
         a number of interesting endemic species" [ant: cosmopolitan]
      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, indigenous]
      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 disease]
      2: a plant that is native to a certain limited area; "it is an
         endemic found only this island"