Sporadic

Spo*rad"ic

(-rd"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.
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Sporadic disease (Med.), a disease which occurs in single and scattered cases. See the Note under Endemic, a.
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