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[nee-ahrk-tik, -ahr-]
adjective Biogeography.
  1. belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising temperate Greenland and arctic North America, sometimes including high mountainous regions of the northern Temperate Zone.
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Origin of Nearctic

First recorded in 1855–60; ne- + arctic
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  1. of or denoting a zoogeographical region consisting of North America, north of the tropic of Cancer, and Greenland
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