[ho-lahrk-tik, -ahr-tik, hoh-]

adjective Zoogeography.

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

Origin of Holarctic

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