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Definition commonly found in a particular place — (especially organisms in a geographic location or diseases amongst a particular group)
  • The spotted owl is endemic to old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Ebola is endemic to sub-Saharan Africa.
  • She suffered from an endemic malaria.
  • Food shortages and starvation are endemic in certain parts of the world.
  • The islands have a number of interesting endemic species.
  • Exaggeration is endemic to political debate.
  • He has no business in this quarter, unless it be curiosity, which is an endemic in these woods.
    Cooper, James Fenimore  --  The Pioneers
  • These folkways are endemic to that valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • He has no business in this quarter, unless it be curiosity, which is an endemic in these woods.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Despite its diminutive size, the bot still had to contend with a problem endemic to ROVs: its tether.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • I believe that the return of these commercial panics is an endemic disease of the democratic nations of our age.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • At Jackson Park aggravation was endemic.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Part of that, she knew, was endemic to any long marriage; there was little new to talk about.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • Or was there, as he suspected, a mild, endemic inflammation along the passage that carried urine out?
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • " He plucked a beggar's lice—endemic in West Virginia—off his pants leg and inspected the tiny fuzzy seed that hitched rides on anything or anybody who walked through the woods.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Virchow found a region impoverished by absentee landlordism, where the people, mainly Polish, lived principally on potatoes and vodka and suffered from endemic malaria and dysentery.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • What with this and the trouble yesterday concerning the lack of water in the radiator, it would not be unreasonable for an observer to believe such general disorganization endemic to my nature.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • We direct the fashionable outcry of each generation against those vices of which it is least in danger and fix its approval on the virtue nearest to that vice which we are trying to make endemic.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • Not infrequently during their visits, Franz recalls, McCandless's face would darken with anger and he'd fulminate about his parents or politicians or the endemic idiocy of mainstream American life.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • From that time on, and well into this century, cholera was endemic not only in the city but along most of the Caribbean coast and the valley of the Magdalena, but it never again flared into an epidemic.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera

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