(noun) A disease that is consistently present in people in a specific location or class position.
- Malaria is endemic to the people of Africa and Latin America.
- Deficiency diseases occur in areas stricken by poverty.
Audio Pronunciation: (en·dem·ic dis·ease)
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- Plural: endemic diseases
- Endemic diseases are of particular interest to sociologists due to structural factors effecting health.
- Word origin of “endemic” and “disease” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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How to Cite the Definition of Endemic Disease
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “endemic disease.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 14, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/endemic-disease/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
endemic disease. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/endemic-disease/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “endemic disease.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/endemic-disease/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“endemic disease.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 14 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/endemic-disease/>.