submontane

[suhb-mon-teyn]
adjective
1.
under or beneath a mountain or mountains.
2.
at or near the foot of mountains.
3.
pertaining or belonging to the lower slopes of mountains.

Origin:
1810–20; < Late Latin submontānus; see sub-, montane

submontanely, adverb
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submontane (sʌbˈmɒnteɪn)
 
adj
1.  situated on or characteristic of the lower slopes of a mountain
2.  beneath a mountain or mountain range
 
[C19: from Latin sub- + mōns mountain]
 
sub'montanely
 
adv

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Lower densities of birds occur in transition and submontane forests and on the edges of cultivated areas.
The submontane zone is defined by other climatic factors.
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