Nearctic
adjective Date: 1858 of, relating to, or being the biogeographic subregion that includes Greenland and North America north of tropical Mexico

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  • Nearctic — Ne*arc tic, a. [Neo + arctic.] Of or pertaining to a region of the earth s surface including all of temperate and arctic North America and Greenland. In the geographical distribution of animals, this region is marked off as the habitat certain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nearctic — [nē ärk′tik, nēär′tik] adj. [ NE + ARCTIC] designating or of the biogeographic realm that includes the arctic and temperate parts of North America and Greenland …   English World dictionary

  • Nearctic — the biogeographical realm of North America, excepting southern Mexico …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Nearctic — adj. [Gr. neos, new; arkticos, bear] Pertaining to or belonging to a terrestrial division comprised of Greenland and North America, and including northern Mexico …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Nearctic — /nee ahrk tik, ahr /, adj. Biogeog. belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising temperate Greenland and arctic North America, sometimes including high mountainous regions of the northern Temperate Zone. [1855 60; NE + ARCTIC] *… …   Universalium

  • Nearctic — noun One of the major ecozones of the world, covering most of the North American continent …   Wiktionary

  • Nearctic — [nɪ α:ktɪk] adjective Zoology relating to or denoting a zoogeographical region comprising North America as far south as northern Mexico, together with Greenland. Origin C19: from neo + Arctic …   English new terms dictionary

  • nearctic — ne·arctic …   English syllables

  • Nearctic — Ne•arc•tic [[t]niˈɑrk tɪk, ˈɑr [/t]] adj. belonging to a zoogeographical division comprising temperate Greenland and arctic North America, sometimes including high mountainous regions of the northern Temperate Zone • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • Nearctic — /niˈaktɪk/ (say nee ahktik) adjective of or relating to a biogeographical division of the Holarctic realm comprising temperate and Arctic North America, with Greenland. {ne(o) + arctic} …   Australian English dictionary

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