subantarctic

[suhb-ant-ahrk-tik, -ahr-tik]
adjective
of, pertaining to, similar to, or being the region immediately north of the Antarctic Circle; subpolar.

Origin:
1870–75; sub- + antarctic

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subantarctic (ˌsʌbæntˈɑːktɪk)
 
adj
of or relating to latitudes immediately north of the Antarctic Circle

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subantarctic   (sŭb'ānt-ärk'tĭk, -är'tĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to the geographic area just north of the Antarctic Circle. The subantarctic region is the coldest part of the South Temperate Zone.
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As subantarctic seals were decimated the sealers pushed farther south.
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