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.
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company; 2017. www.tabers.com/tabersonline. Accessed January 27, 2017.
Review Date 1/26/2017
Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.