vicariant

adjective
vi·​car·​i·​ant | \ vī-ˈker-ē-ənt How to pronounce vicariant (audio) , və- \

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

Other Words from vicariant

vicariant noun

First Known Use of vicariant

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Vicariant.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vicariant. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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