pan·​trop·​i·​cal | \ ˌpan-ˈträ-pi-kəl How to pronounce pantropical (audio) \
variants: or less commonly pantropic \ ˌpan-​ˈträ-​pik How to pronounce pantropic (audio) \

Definition of pantropical

: occurring or distributed throughout the tropical regions of the earth

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Recent Examples on the Web During the two-week project, scientists also encountered and tagged another rare sea creature, according to the report: pantropical spotted dolphins. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "Rare whale-dolphin hybrid discovered in Hawaii, scientists say," 27 July 2018

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First Known Use of pantropical

1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Pantropical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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