Par·​arc·​ta·​li·​an | \ ¦paˌrärk¦tālēən \

Definition of Pararctalian

: of, relating to, or being the temperate marine biogeographic realm that is bounded by the isocrymes of 44 degrees and 68 degrees F and that includes northern seas from the northerly limit of reef-building corals to the southerly limit of floating ice

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History and Etymology for Pararctalian

New Latin, from Pararctalia, temperate marine realm of the northern hemisphere (from para- entry 1 + Arctalia, northern biogeographic realm) + English -an

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“Pararctalian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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