pan·​trop·​i·​cal ˌpan-ˈträ-pi-kəl How to pronounce pantropical (audio)
variants or less commonly pantropic
: occurring or distributed throughout the tropical regions of the earth

Example Sentences

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, 27 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pantropical was in 1913

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Cite this Entry

“Pantropical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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