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endemic

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of endemic

  1. belonging to a particular place by birth or origin the fish is not an endemic species of the lake, and it is rapidly devouring the native trout population Synonyms of endemic aboriginal, autochthonous, born, domestic, native, indigenousWords Related to endemic local, regional; originalNear Antonyms of endemic imported, introduced, transplanted; alien, exotic, foreign, strange; expatriate, immigrantAntonyms of endemic nonindigenous, nonnative

Synonym Discussion of endemic

native, indigenous, endemic, aboriginal mean belonging to a locality. native implies birth or origin in a place or region and may suggest compatibility with it.
    • native tribal customs
indigenous applies to that which is not only native but which, as far as can be determined, has never been introduced or brought from elsewhere.
    • indigenous plants
endemic implies being peculiar to a region.
    • a disease endemic in Africa
aboriginal implies having no known others preceding in occupancy of a particular region.
    • the aboriginal peoples of Australia


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