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endemic

Pronunciation: en-dem'ik

Definition: Denoting a temporal pattern of disease occurrence in a population in which the disease occurs with predictable regularity with only relatively minor fluctations in its frequency over time.

Synonym(s): enzootic

[G. endemos, native, fr. en, in, + demos, the people]

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