circumpolar


cir·cum·po·lar

adjective \ˌsər-kəm-ˈpō-lər\

Definition of CIRCUMPOLAR

1
:  continually visible above the horizon <a circumpolar star>
2
:  surrounding or found in the vicinity of a terrestrial pole <a circumpolar current> <circumpolar species>

First Known Use of CIRCUMPOLAR

1686

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