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endemic

adjective     /enˈdem.ɪk/
especially of a disease or a condition , regularly found and very common among a particular group or in a particular area : Malaria is endemic in many of the hotter regions 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 .Disease and illness - general words
(Definition of endemic adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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