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for Sporadic disease
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Sporadic \Spo*rad"ic\ (-r[a^]d"[i^]k), a. [Gr. ? scattered, fr.
?, ?, scattered, fr. ? to sow seed, to scatter like seed: cf.
F. sporadique. See Spore.]
Occurring singly, or apart from other things of the same
kind, or in scattered instances; separate; single; as, a
sporadic fireball; a sporadic case of disease; a sporadic
example of a flower.
Sporadic disease (Med.), a disease which occurs in single
and scattered cases. See the Note under Endemic, a.
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