1. endemic disease a disease that is constantly present to a greater or lesser degree in people of a certain class or in people living in a particular location
  2. epidemic disease any infectious disease that develops and spreads rapidly to many people
  3. genetic disease a disease or disorder that is inherited genetically
  4. endemic typhus acute infection caused by rickettsia and transmitted by the bite of an infected flea; characterized by fever and chills and muscle aches and a rash
  5. animal disease a disease that typically does not affect human beings
  6. zoonotic disease an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans
  7. wasting disease involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
  8. monogenic disease an inherited disease controlled by a single pair of genes
  9. autoimmune disease any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues
  10. endemic native to or confined to a certain region
  11. Endomycetales fungi having a zygote or a single cell developing directly into an ascus
  12. endometriosis the presence of endometrium elsewhere than in the lining of the uterus; causes premenstrual pain and dysmenorrhea
  13. inherited disease a disease or disorder that is inherited genetically
  14. mad cow disease a fatal disease of cattle that affects the central nervous system; causes staggering and agitation
  15. mental disease any disease of the mind
  16. endonuclease a nuclease that cleaves nucleic acids at interior bonds and so produces fragments of various sizes
  17. antimacassar a piece of ornamented cloth that protects the back of a chair from hair oils
  18. intimidate compel or deter by or as if by threats
  19. independence freedom from control or influence of another or others
  20. industrial disease disease or disability resulting from conditions of employment (usually from long exposure to a noxious substance or from continuous repetition of certain acts)