Antarctogaean

adjective

Ant·​arc·​to·​gae·​an
variants or Antarctogean
(ˈ)ant‧¦ärktə¦jēən also -n‧¦tär-
: of, relating to, or being a biogeographic realm that comprises New Zealand and the Antarctic continent and islands compare notogaean

Word History

Etymology

New Latin Antarctogaea, Antarctogea, a biogeographic realm (from Latin antarcticus + New Latin -o- + -gaea, -gea) + English -an

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Antarctogaean was in 1904

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“Antarctogaean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Antarctogaean. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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