plural noun, often capitalized
neo·​trop·​ics | \ ˌnē-ō-ˈträ-ˈträ-piks How to pronounce neotropics (audio) \

Definition of neotropics

: the neotropical region

Examples of neotropics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The researchers used all these methods across thousands of samples from more than 40 sites in Colombia to establish a broad, regional picture of how the neotropics looked before and after the asteroid impact. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Apr. 2021 Amid the roughly six-million-year recovery, the flowering plants that reign supreme in today’s neotropics quickly came to account for 85 to 90 percent of plant diversity, says Jaramillo. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of neotropics

1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neotropics

neo- + tropics, after neotropical

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“Neotropics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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