adjective Etymology: all- + Greek patra fatherland, from patēr father — more at father Date: 1942 occurring in different geographical areas or in isolation <
allopatric speciation
compare sympatricallopatrically adverballopatry noun

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  • allopatric — [al΄ō pa′trik, al΄əpa′trik] adj. [< ALLO + Gr patra, native village (< patēr, FATHER) + IC] Biol. of or pertaining to species of organisms occurring in different but often adjacent areas allopatrically adv. allopatry [ə läp′ə trē] n …   English World dictionary

  • allopatric — /æləˈpætrɪk/ (say aluh patrik) adjective of or relating to species occurring in different geographical areas although descended from a common ancestor: allopatric speciation. Compare sympatric. {allo + Greek patria fatherland} –allopatry… …   Australian English dictionary

  • allopatric — refers to populations or taxa whose ranges do not overlap; geographically separated …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • allopatric — allopatrically, adv. allopatry /euh lop euh tree/, n. /al euh pa trik/, adj. Biol., Ecol. originating in or occupying different geographical areas. [1940 45; ALLO + Gk patr(ía) fatherland (patér father + ia n. suffix) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • allopatric — adjective Not living in the same territory; geographically isolated and thus unable to crossbreed …   Wiktionary

  • allopatric — [ˌalə patrɪk] adjective Biology (of animal or plant species or populations) occurring in separate non overlapping geographical areas. Compare with sympatric. Derivatives allopatry noun Origin 1940s: from allo + Gk patra fatherland + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • allopatric —   Of two or more taxa not overlapping in their distribution.   Cf. sympatric …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • allopatric — al·lo·pat·ric …   English syllables

  • allopatric — al•lo•pat•ric [[t]ˌæl əˈpæ trɪk[/t]] adj. ecl (of populations of the same or similar species) occupying separate ranges and unavailable for interbreeding • Etymology: 1940–45; allo + Gk patr(ía) fatherland (der. of patḗr father) + ic al… …   From formal English to slang

  • allopatric — In the context of natural populations of animals or plants, inhabiting distinct and separate areas …   Glossary of Biotechnology

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