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endemic British & World English

(Of a disease or condition) regularly found among particular people or in a certain area

endemic syphilis British & World English

Any of a group of diseases resembling venereal syphilis but epidemiologically distinct from it, being spread by non-sexual contact, mainly among people living in conditions of poor hygiene and nutrition; (in later use) specifically the disease caused by Treponema pallidum subspecies endemicum, which causes lesions of the skin and bones similar to those of syphilis.