Enzootic

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Enzootic is the non-human equivalent of endemic and means, in a broad sense, "belonging to" or "native to", "characteristic of", or "prevalent in" a particular geography, race, field, area, or environment; native to an area or scope.

It also has two specific meanings:

  • an organism being "enzootic" means native to a place or a specific fauna
  • in epizoology, an infection is said to be "enzootic" in a population when the infection is maintained in the population without the need for external inputs (cf Endemic).

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