Definition of Allopatric

1. Adjective. (of biological species or speciation) occurring in areas isolated geographically from one another.

Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Derivative terms: Allopatry
Antonyms: Sympatric



Definition of Allopatric

1. Adjective. (biology) Not living in the same territory; geographically isolated and thus unable to crossbreed ¹

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Definition of Allopatric

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Allopatric

1. Relating to or involving two populations of the same species which cannot interbreed because they are separated by a geographic barrier (such as a mountain range or wide river). (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Allopatric

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Literary usage of Allopatric

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1. Exploring the Borderlands: Documents of the Committee on Common Problems of by Joe Cain (2004)
"This is your allopatric speciation. Even the second alternative often will depend on allopatric phenomena since the formation of two genetically different ..."

2. Mr Brouard's Odyssey by Diana Winsor (2004)
"From their distant ancestor, over tens of millions of years, they had occupied various ecological niches, becoming allopatric or sympatric populations, ..."

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