Eradication

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The word "eradication" is derived from Latin word "radix" which means "root". It may refer to:

  • Eradication of infectious diseases, the reduction of the global incidence of an infectious disease in its host population to zero
  • Extirpation, or intentional local extinction, of an introduced species
  • Genocide, the deliberate, systematic destruction of an ethnic, religious or national group of people
  • Intentional extermination of a population of insects or vermin as part of pest control
  • A heraldic term denoting a tree that has been uprooted; see eradication (heraldry)
  • Total removal of a given pathogen from an individual (medical or clinical use), also known as clearance of an infection, particularly in the context of HIV
  • A song on the album The Price of Existence performed by the death metal band All Shall Perish

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