Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

  • -id > 9:3
   

Endemic

1. present or usually prevalent in a population or geographical area at all times; said of a disease or agent, especially when prevalence is at a relatively constant and low rate over time, with low morbidity.

Cf. epidemic, pandemic.

2. restricted or peculiar to a locality or region; indigenous.

Full-Text Search Entries

Suggestions from Other Sources

From "Dictionary of Nursing and Individual Health Care"