sympatric


sym·pat·ric

adjective \sim-ˈpa-trik\

Definition of SYMPATRIC

1
:  occurring in the same area
2
:  occupying the same geographical range without loss of identity from interbreeding <sympatric species>; also :  occurring between populations that are not geographically separated <sympatric speciation> — compare allopatric
sym·pat·ri·cal·ly \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
sym·pat·ry \ˈsim-ˌpa-trē\ noun

Origin of SYMPATRIC

syn- + Greek patra fatherland, from patēr father — more at father
First Known Use: circa 1904

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