allopatric

adjective
al·​lo·​pat·​ric | \ ˌa-lə-ˈpa-trik How to pronounce allopatric (audio) \

Definition of allopatric

: occurring in different geographic areas or in isolation allopatric speciation — compare sympatric

Other Words from allopatric

allopatrically \ ˌa-​lə-​ˈpa-​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce allopatric (audio) \ adverb
allopatry \ ə-​ˈlä-​pə-​trē How to pronounce allopatric (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of allopatric

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allopatric

allo- + -patric (in sympatric)

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The first known use of allopatric was in 1942

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“Allopatric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allopatric. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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