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allopatric

[al-uh-pa-trik] /ˌæl əˈpæ trɪk/
adjective, Biology, Ecology
1.
originating in or occupying different geographical areas.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; allo- + Greek patr(ía) fatherland (patḗr father + -ia noun suffix) + -ic
Related forms
allopatrically, adverb
allopatry
[uh-lop-uh-tree] /əˈlɒp ə tri/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for allopatrically

allopatric

/ˌæləˈpætrɪk/
adjective
1.
(of biological speciation or species) taking place or existing in areas that are geographically separated from one another Compare sympatric
Derived Forms
allopatrically, adverb
Word Origin
C20: from allo- + -patric, from Greek patris native land
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allopatric
  (āl'ə-pāt'rĭk)   
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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