Endemic

Science / Marine Biology / Endemic: An animal or plant species that naturally occurs in only one area.

Deconstruction

Entertainment / Literature / Deconstruction: An interpretive movement in literary theory that reached its apex in the 1970s. Deconstruction rejects absolute interpretations, stressing ambiguities and contradictions in literature. Deconstruction MORE

Typhus

Health / Disease / Typhus: An acute, infectious disease transmitted by lice and fleas. The epidemic or classic form is louse borne; the endemic or murine is flea borne MORE

Quarantine

Business / Agriculture / Quarantine: A restraint on importation of certain animals or plants from areas where pests or contagious diseases are endemic - or isolation of animals or plants suspected of carrying pests or diseases - to preve MORE

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