or Arc·to·gae·a

[ ahrk-tuh-jee-uh ]

  1. a biogeographical division comprising the Holarctic and Paleotropical regions.

Origin of Arctogea

First recorded in 1865–70; from New Latin, equivalent to arcto- (from Greek arkto-, combining form of árktos “bear”) + -gea, variant of gaea, gaia (from Greek gaîa, poetic variant of “land, earth”); see origin at Arctic

Other words from Arctogea

  • Arc·to·ge·an, Arc·to·gae·an, adjective
  • Arc·to·ge·al, Arc·to·gae·al, adjective
  • Arc·to·ge·ic, Arc·to·gae·ic, adjective

Words Nearby Arctogea Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024