ecdemic

ecdemic
Denoting a disease brought into a region from without. [G. ekdemos, foreign, from home, fr. demos, people]

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adj.
not occurring normally in the population of a country: applied sometimes to unusual diseases brought in from abroad by immigrants or travellers. Compare endemic.

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ec·dem·ic (ek-demґik) [Gr. ekdēmos gone on a journey] of or pertaining to an infectious disease introduced into a population or geographic area from without.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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