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allopatric

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adjective al·lo·pat·ric \ˌa-lə-ˈpa-trik\

Definition of allopatric

  1. :  occurring in different geographic areas or in isolation <allopatric speciation> — compare sympatric

allopatricallyplay \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
allopatryplay \ə-ˈlä-pə-trē\ noun


Origin of allopatric

all- + Greek patra fatherland, from patēr father — more at father


First Known Use: 1942

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