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

Dictionary Entries Near hyperendemic

Cite this Entry

“Hyperendemic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperendemic. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!