Definition of vicariant
: of, relating to, or being the process of vicariance or organisms that evolved through this process the possible vicariant origin of the Antillean arthropod fauna
Origin and Etymology of vicariant
translation of German vikarirend, present participle of vikarieren to act as a substitute, from Vikar representative, proxy, from Middle High German vicar, from Latin vicarius substitute
First Known Use: 1952See Words from the same year
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