Endemic; Hyperendemic
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Definition: In medicine, a disease organism which co-exists with its host population, producing disease in a predictable way with no major fluctuations in frequency. The term endemic is in contrast to "epidemic" which means a disease which tends to occur episodically at sudden high rates. Hyperendemic refers to disease organisms which exists in its host population at a very high rate.

Pronunciation: en DEM ik• (adj)

Examples: HPV is hyperendemic in the human population.

Common Misspellings: endemick


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