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 (păn-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk)
Having an affinity for or indiscriminately affecting many kinds of tissue: pantropic viruses.
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1. (Environmental Science) ecology found throughout the tropical regions
2. (Pathology) pathol infecting many types of tissue
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Adj.1.pantropic - distributed throughout the tropics
equatorial - of or existing at or near the geographic equator; "equatorial Africa"
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