sporadic

Of a tumour or genetic disease, a novel occurrence without any previous family history of the disease (cf. inherited). Examples of diseases with both sporadic and inherited forms: retinoblastoma, Wilms&` tumour.
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Sporadic

Occurring occasionally.
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Sporadic

• (a.) Occuring 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.
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sporadic

(Gr. sporadikos scattered; L. sporadicus) neither endemic nor epidemic; occurring occasionally in a random or isolated manner.
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sporadic

(spә-rad´ik) occurring singly; widely scattered; not epidemic or endemic.
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sporadic

adjective recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances; `a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids`
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Sporadic

Spo·rad'ic adjective [ Greek ... scattered, from ..., ..., scattered, from ... to sow seed, to scatter like seed: confer French sporadique . See Spore .] Occuring singly, or apart from other things of the same kind, or in scattered instances; separate; single; as, a sporadic firebal...
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sporadic

Neither endemic nor epidemic, occurring occasionally in a random or isolated manner. ... Origin: Gr. Sporadikos = scattered, L. Sporadicus ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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sporadic

recurring in scattered or unpredictable instances
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Sporadic

Sporadic: Occurring upon occasion or in a scattered, isolated or seemingly random way. A disorder that is sporadic is by definition neither an endemic, an epidemic, nor a pandemic: An endemic is present in a community at all times but in low frequency. An endemic is continuous, as in the case of malaria in some areas of the world or as with illicit...
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sporadic

Type: Term Pronunciation: spō-rad′ik Definitions: 1. Denoting a temporal pattern of disease occurrence in an animal or human population in which the disease occurs only rarely and without regularity. 2. In the genetic context, sporadic denotes a singleton or sport. Several quite different and disparate phenomena are covered by this term,...
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Sporadic

usually refers to a condition that happens by chance.
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sporadic

[adj] - recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances
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