subantarctic

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

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. subah,
  2. subalimentation,
  3. subalpine,
  4. subaltern,
  5. subalternate,
  6. subaortic stenosis,
  7. subapical,
  8. subapostolic,
  9. subaqua,
  10. subaquatic

Origin of subantarctic

First recorded in 1870–75; sub- + antarctic

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British Dictionary definitions for subantarctic

subantarctic

/ (ˌsʌbæntˈɑːktɪk) /

adjective

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

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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