(vī-kârˈē-əns, -kărˈ-, vĭ-)
The separation or division of a group of organisms by a geographic barrier, such as a mountain or a body of water, resulting in differentiation of the original group into new varieties or species.
Origin: From vicariant
Origin: , from Latin vicārius, vicarious; see vicarious
- vi·carˈi·ant adjective & n.
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