a plant that is native to a certain limited area
"it is an endemic found only this island"
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
- endemic disease
originating where it is found
"the autochthonal fauna of Australia includes the kangaroo"
"autochthonous rocks and people and folktales"
"the Ainu are indigenous to the northernmost islands of Japan"
native to or confined to a certain region
"the islands have a number of interesting endemic species"
of or relating to a disease (or anything resembling a disease) constantly present to greater or lesser extent in a particular locality
"diseases endemic to the tropics"
"food shortages and starvation are endemic in certain parts of the world"