Definition of Sympatric

1. Adjective. (of biological species or speciation) occurring in the same or overlapping geographical areas.

Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Antonyms: Allopatric
Derivative terms: Sympatry



Definition of Sympatric

1. Adjective. (biology) Living in the same territory. ¹

2. Adjective. (genetics biology) Living in the same territory without interbreeding. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sympatric

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sympatric

sympathizes
sympathizing
sympathizingly
sympathoadrenomedullary
sympathoexcitation
sympathoexcitatory
sympatholytic
sympatholytics
sympathomimetic
sympathomimetics
sympathovagal
sympathy
sympathy card
sympathy strike
sympatico
sympatric (current term)
sympatrically
sympatries
sympatry
sympetalies
sympetalous
sympetaly
symphile
symphiles
symphilid
symphily
symphonic
symphonic music
symphonic poem
symphonic poems

Literary usage of Sympatric

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1. Dwarf Mistletoes: Biology, Pathology, and Systematics by Frank G. Hawksworth, Delbert Wiens (1998)
"It is not sympatric with the three other taxa, and it is characterized by its dark, stout shoots and occurrence on Pinus radiata and P. muricata along the ..."

2. Exploring the Borderlands: Documents of the Committee on Common Problems of by Joe Cain (2004)
"If such cases are not known though sufficient opportunities to find them have occurred then a good case against sympatric speciation can be made. ..."

3. Mr Brouard's Odyssey by Diana Winsor (2004)
""A sympatric population is one that is separated from others by its behaviour. Although in theory it may be capable ot interbreeding with diem, it doesn't. ..."

4. Dwarf Mistletoes: Biology, Pathology, and Systematics by Frank G. Hawksworth, Delbert Wiens (1998)
"It is not sympatric with the three other taxa, and it is characterized by its dark, stout shoots and occurrence on Pinus radiata and P. muricata along the ..."

5. Exploring the Borderlands: Documents of the Committee on Common Problems of by Joe Cain (2004)
"If such cases are not known though sufficient opportunities to find them have occurred then a good case against sympatric speciation can be made. ..."

6. Mr Brouard's Odyssey by Diana Winsor (2004)
""A sympatric population is one that is separated from others by its behaviour. Although in theory it may be capable ot interbreeding with diem, it doesn't. ..."

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