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"endemic" in British English

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endemicadjective

uk   us   /enˈdem.ɪk/
especially of a ​disease or a ​condition, ​regularlyfound and very ​common among a ​particulargroup or in a ​particulararea: Malaria is endemic in many of the ​hotterregions of the ​world. The ​disease is endemic among British ​sheep/to many British ​flocks. There is endemic racism/​poverty/​violence in many of the country's ​cities.
(Definition of endemic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"endemic" in American English

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endemicadjective

 us   /enˈdem·ɪk/
(esp. of a ​disease or ​socialcondition) ​foundparticularly in a ​specificarea or ​group: Some of these ​problems are endemic to ​big US ​cities.
(Definition of endemic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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