|Compare sympatric (of biological speciation or species) taking place or existing in areas that are geographically separated from one another|
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|allopatric (āl'ə-pāt'rĭk) Pronunciation Key
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.