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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.
     [1913 Webster]
     Sporadic disease (Med.), a disease which occurs in single
        and scattered cases. See the Note under Endemic, a.
        [1913 Webster]

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