[ ahrk-tuh-jee-uh ]
/ ˌɑrk təˈdʒi ə /
a biogeographical division comprising the Holarctic and Paleotropical regions.
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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 gê “land, earth”); see origin at arctic
OTHER WORDS FROM ArctogeaArc·to·ge·an, Arc·to·gae·an, adjectiveArc·to·ge·al, Arc·to·gae·al, adjectiveArc·to·ge·ic, Arc·to·gae·ic, adjective
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