Holarctic

[ ho-lahrk-tik, -ahr-tik, hoh- ]
/ hɒˈlɑrk tɪk, -ˈɑr tɪk, hoʊ- /

adjective Zoogeography.

belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising the Nearctic and Palearctic regions.

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Origin of Holarctic

First recorded in 1883; hol(o)- + arctic

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British Dictionary definitions for Holarctic

Holarctic
/ (həʊˈlɑːktɪk) /

adjective

of or denoting a zoogeographical region consisting of the Palaearctic and Nearctic regions

Word Origin for Holarctic

C19: from holo- + arctic
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