hyperendemic

adjective

hy·​per·​en·​dem·​ic ˌhī-pər-en-ˈde-mik How to pronounce hyperendemic (audio)
-in-
1
: exhibiting a high and continued incidence
hyperendemic malaria
2
: marked by hyperendemic disease
a hyperendemic area of tuberculosis
hyperendemicity noun
a region of hyperendemicity for dengue

Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of hyperendemic was in 1912

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Cite this Entry

“Hyperendemic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperendemic. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

hyperendemic

adjective
hy·​per·​en·​dem·​ic -en-ˈdem-ik, -in- How to pronounce hyperendemic (audio)
1
: exhibiting a high and continued incidence
used chiefly of human diseases
hyperendemic malaria
2
: marked by hyperendemic disease
used of geographic areas
a hyperendemic focus of plague
hyperendemicity noun
plural hyperendemicities
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