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Related to allopatry: sympatry
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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the condition of existing in areas that are geographically separated from one another; esp the condition of genetically similar species which cannot interbreed because of this geographical separation
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|Noun||1.||allopatry - the occurrence of related organisms in separate geographical areas with no overlap|
occurrence - an instance of something occurring; "a disease of frequent occurrence"; "the occurrence (or presence) of life on other planets"
sympatry - the occurrence of organisms in overlapping geographical areas, but without interbreeding
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