Biol. of or pertaining to species of organisms occurring in different but often adjacent areas
Origin of allopatric; from allo- + Classical Greek patra, native village (; from pat?r, father) + -ic
- Occupying separate, nonoverlapping geographic areas. Used of organisms, especially populations of the same or closely related species.
- Occurring among populations having such a distribution: allopatric speciation.
Origin of allopatricallo– + Greek patra, fatherland (from pat&emacron;r, patr-, father; see p&schwa;ter- in Indo-European roots) + –ic.
(comparative more allopatric, superlative most allopatric)
allopatry + -ic