vicariant

adjective vi·car·i·ant \ vī-ˈker-ē-ənt , 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

vicariant

noun

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


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