plural noun
subtropical regions.

1895–90; sub- + tropics Unabridged
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subtropics (sʌbˈtrɒpɪks)
pl n
the region lying between the tropics and temperate lands

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Example sentences
Mangroves are trees and shrubs that grow in saline coastal habitats in the
  tropics and subtropics.
So deep is the canyon that the rim experiences alpine weather, while the bottom
  of the canyon is firmly in the subtropics.
Hookworm disease is common in the moist tropics and subtropics.
The disease is a major health problem in much of the tropics and subtropics.
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