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Endemic

Information

Endemic means a disease that occurs at a predictable rate in a certain place or group of people. For example, the common cold occurs at a high and predictable rate among American schoolchildren.

References

Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company; 2017. www.tabers.com/tabersonline. Accessed January 27, 2017.