1. Between or within the tropics.
2. Of or relating to the tropics.


situated between the tropic of Cancer and the tropic of Capricorn, or relating to regions so situated


(ˌɪn tərˈtrɒp ɪ kəl)

situated or occurring between the tropic of Cancer and the tropic of Capricorn; tropical.
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At the Cape of Good Hope a very few European species, believed not to have been introduced by man, and on the mountains, some few representative European forms are found, which have not been discovered in the intertropical parts of Africa.
It should be observed that the northern species and forms found in the southern parts of the southern hemisphere, and on the mountain-ranges of the intertropical regions, are not arctic, but belong to the northern temperate zones.
Thus, as I believe, a considerable number of plants, a few terrestrial animals, and some marine productions, migrated during the Glacial period from the northern and southern temperate zones into the intertropical regions, and some even crossed the equator.
Something of the same kind must have occurred on the intertropical mountains: no doubt before the Glacial period they were stocked with endemic Alpine forms; but these have almost everywhere largely yielded to the more dominant forms, generated in the larger areas and more efficient workshops of the north.
I am far from supposing that all difficulties are removed on the view here given in regard to the range and affinities of the allied species which live in the northern and southern temperate zones and on the mountains of the intertropical regions.
The intertropical kingdoms of the Trade Winds are favourable to the ordinary life of a merchantman.
But on the 11th one of those inexplicable tempests peculiar to those intertropical regions was let loose in the atmosphere.
The contrast of palm trees, growing amidst the common branching kinds, never fails to give the scene an intertropical character.
Eastern Visayas has been experiencing heavy rains due to the northeast monsoon, tail-end of a cold front and intertropical convergence zone since last week.
The intertropical convergence zone will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain and isolated rains over Visayas and Mindanao.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Saturday said an Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is now affecting Mindanao.
The intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) is quite narrow, meaning that some of the rainiest spots in the tropics are located just a few hundred kilometers from the Earth's driest deserts.