endemic endemic  /ɛn ˈdɛ mɪk/


  1. (n) 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
  2. (adj) native to or confined to a certain region
  3. (n) a plant that is native to a certain limited area
  4. (adj) of or relating to a disease (or anything resembling a disease) constantly present to greater or lesser extent in a particular locality
  5. (adj) originating where it is found


  • Malaria is endemic to the tropics but the variants are spreading in other latitudes.


  1. New York Has Its Very Own Military Sexual Assault Problem

    As Congress tries, unsuccessfully , to find some outside way to curb military sexual assaults, a new investigation into "officer misconduct" is on in New York's very own Air National Guard, where a retired lieutenant colonel in the 109th Airlift Wing (which flies huge, ski-going cargo planes) says the problem of sexual misconduct is endemic.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  2. State Dept. Dismisses Allegations of 'Endemic' Misconduct

    In the wake of a CBS News report of charges of wrongdoing at the State Dept., spokeswoman pledges full investigation; says any impropriety "hardly endemic"
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KTVA Anchorage

  3. Video: State Department spokeswoman: "Alleged" conduct issues not an "endemic" problem

    State Department spokeswomen Jennifer Psaki said there isn't an "endemic" problem with personnel while abroad when she spoke with reporters at a June 10 press conference.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CBS News


  1. US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald said he is looking into "very serious allegations of endemic hiring fraud."
    on Jul 1, 2006 By: Patrick Fitzgerald Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  2. "Very many people sat up and listened, but the government didn't like it," Said Obama said of his nephew's speech. "It touched a nerve they didn't want touched. The corruption is endemic here and tribalism cannot escape your eyes - you just...
    on Jan 8, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Forbes

  3. "The unpalatable truth is this ...... we will leave behind a country on the brink of civil war, where reconstruction has stalled, where corruption is endemic and a region which is a lot less stable than it was in 2003," Campbell said.
    on Feb 20, 2007 By: Sir Menzies Campbell Source: International Herald Tribune

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