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1. Occupying separate, nonoverlapping geographic areas. Used of organisms, especially populations of the same or closely related species.
2. Occurring among populations having such a distribution: allopatric speciation.
[allo- + Greek patrā, fatherland (from patēr, patr-, father; see pəter- in Indo-European roots) + -ic.]
al·lop′a·try (ə-lŏp′ə-trē) n.
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(Biology) (of biological speciation or species) taking place or existing in areas that are geographically separated from one another. Compare sympatric
[C20: from allo- + -patric, from Greek patris native land]
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al•lo•pat•ric(ˌæl əˈpæ trɪk)
(of populations of the same or similar species) occupying separate ranges and unavailable for interbreeding.
al•lop•a•try (əˈlɒp ə tri) n.
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|Adj.||1.||allopatric - (of biological species or speciation) occurring in areas isolated geographically from one another|
sympatric - (of biological species or speciation) occurring in the same or overlapping geographical areas
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