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allopatric

[al-uh-pa-trik]
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adjective Biology, Ecology.
  1. originating in or occupying different geographical areas.
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Origin of allopatric

1940–45; allo- + Greek patr(ía) fatherland (patḗr father + -ia noun suffix) + -ic
Related formsal·lo·pat·ri·cal·ly, adverbal·lop·a·try [uh-lop-uh-tree] /əˈlɒp ə tri/, noun
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allopatric

adjective
  1. (of biological speciation or species) taking place or existing in areas that are geographically separated from one anotherCompare sympatric
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Derived Formsallopatrically, adverb

Word Origin

C20: from allo- + -patric, from Greek patris native land
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allopatric

[ăl′ə-pătrĭk]
Ecology
  1. Occurring in separate, nonoverlapping geographic areas. Allopatric populations of related organisms are unable to interbreed because of geographic separation.♦ The development of new species as a result of the geographic separation of populations is called allopatric speciation. Compare sympatric.
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