Tropicalian

adjective Trop·i·ca·li·an \¦träpə¦kālēən\

Definition of Tropicalian

  1. :  of, relating to, being, or native to the marine biogeographic realm that includes all seas within the isocryme of 68° F and is characterized by the presence of reef-building corals

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Origin and Etymology of tropicalian

New Latin Tropicalia, marine realm including all tropical coral-reef seas (from Latin tropicus + Greek hals sea + New Latin -ia) + English -an — more at tropic, salt


First Known Use: 1877


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