Biol. of or pertaining to species of organisms occurring in different but often adjacent areas
Origin of allopatricfrom 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 patrā fatherland ( from patēr patr- father ; see pəter- in Indo-European roots.) -ic
(comparative more allopatric, superlative most allopatric)
allopatry + -ic