sympatric

adjective sym·pat·ric \ sim-ˈpa-trik \

Definition of sympatric

1 :occurring in the same area
2 :occupying the same geographical range without loss of identity from interbreeding
  • sympatric species
; also :occurring between populations that are not geographically separated
  • sympatric speciation
— compare allopatric

sympatrically

play \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

sympatry

play \ˈsim-ˌpa-trē\ noun

Origin and Etymology of sympatric

syn- + Greek patra fatherland, from patēr father — more at father


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