vicariant

/ (vɪˈkɛərɪənt, vaɪ-) /

noun

any of several closely related species, races, etc, each of which exists in a separate geographical area: assumed to have originated from a single population that became dispersed by geological events

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Derived forms of vicariant

vicariance, noun

Word Origin for vicariant

C20: from Latin vicārius (see vicar) + -ant
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