[ suhb-ant-ahrk-tik, -ahr-tik ]
/ ˌsʌb æntˈɑrk tɪk, -ˈɑr tɪk /


of, pertaining to, similar to, or being the region immediately north of the Antarctic Circle; subpolar.

Origin of subantarctic

First recorded in 1870–75; sub- + antarctic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for subantarctic

/ (ˌsʌbæntˈɑːktɪk) /


of or relating to latitudes immediately north of the Antarctic Circle
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Science definitions for subantarctic

[ sŭb′ănt-ärktĭk, -ärtĭk ]

Relating to the geographic area just north of the Antarctic Circle. The subantarctic region is the coldest part of the South Temperate Zone.
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