allopatric


al·lo·pat·ric

adjective \ˌa-lə-ˈpa-trik\

Definition of ALLOPATRIC

:  occurring in different geographic areas or in isolation <allopatric speciation> — compare sympatric
al·lo·pat·ri·cal·ly \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
al·lop·a·try \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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