allopatric

[al-uh-pa-trik]
adjective Biology, Ecology.
originating in or occupying different geographical areas.

Origin:
1940–45; allo- + Greek patr(ía) fatherland (patḗr father + -ia noun suffix) + -ic

allopatrically, adverb
allopatry [uh-lop-uh-tree] , noun
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allopatric (ˌæləˈpætrɪk)
 
adj
Compare sympatric (of biological speciation or species) taking place or existing in areas that are geographically separated from one another
 
[C20: from allo- + -patric, from Greek patris native land]
 
allo'patrically
 
adv

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allopatric   (āl'ə-pāt'rĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
Ecology
Occurring in separate, nonoverlapping geographic areas. Allopatric populations of related organisms are unable to interbreed because of geographic separation. ◇ The development of new species as a result of the geographic separation of populations is called allopatric speciation. Compare sympatric.
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As in allopatric speciation, physical barriers make it impossible for members of the groups to interbreed with one another.
In addition, there was no significant a increase in aggression towards a cowbird model between the sympatric and allopatric sites.
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