holoendemic disease


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hol·o·en·dem·ic dis·ease

a disease for which a high prevalence of infection begins early in life and affects most or all children, leading to a state of equilibrium, such that the adult population shows evidence of the disease much less frequently than in children.

hol·o·en·dem·ic dis·ease

(holō-en-demik di-zēz)
Disease for which a high prevalence of infection begins early in life and affects most or all children, leading to a state of equilibrium, such that the adult population evidences disease less frequently than children.