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subantarctic

[suhb-ant-ahrk-tik, -ahr-tik]
adjective
  1. of, pertaining to, similar to, or being the region immediately north of the Antarctic Circle; subpolar.
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Origin of subantarctic

First recorded in 1870–75; sub- + antarctic
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British Dictionary definitions for subantarctic

subantarctic

adjective
  1. of or relating to latitudes immediately north of the Antarctic Circle
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subantarctic in Science

subantarctic

[sŭb′ănt-ärktĭk, -ärtĭk]
  1. 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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