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endemic

found only in a given place or region

TRANSLATION

endemisch, heimisch

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IN THE PRESS

"Endemic means literally "in the population." Since the panda is found in the wild exclusively in central China and eastern Tibet, scientists say that it is "endemic to" those areas or that they are "endemic areas" for the panda. But the word can also mean simply "common" or "typical," so we can say that colds are "endemic in" nursery school and that love of Barbie dolls is "endemic among" young American girls." (PS)

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Word history: 1759, From French endemique, from endemie - endemic disease; from Greek endemia - action of dwelling, from endemos endemic, from "en" - in plus "demos" - people, populace.

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