paleotropical

[ pey-lee-oh-trop-i-kuh l or, esp. British, pal-ee- ]
/ ˌpeɪ li oʊˈtrɒp ɪ kəl or, esp. British, ˌpæl i- /

adjective Biogeography.

belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising the Ethiopian and Oriental regions.

Nearby words

  1. paleopedology,
  2. paleosiberian,
  3. paleosol,
  4. paleostriatum,
  5. paleothalamus,
  6. paleozoic,
  7. paleozoology,
  8. palermo,
  9. palestine,
  10. palestine liberation organization

Origin of paleotropical

First recorded in 1855–60; paleo- + tropical

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