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Partly tropical; subtropical.
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1. (Environmental Science) Also: semitropic partly tropical
2. (Environmental Science) another word for subtropical
ˌsemiˈtropics pl n
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sub•trop•i•cal(sʌbˈtrɒp ɪ kəl)
1. bordering on the tropics; nearly tropical.
2. pertaining to or occurring in a region between tropical and temperate; subtorrid; semitropical.
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|Adj.||1.||semitropical - of or relating to or characteristic of conditions in the subtropics; "even near the equator vegetation at 5000 ft is subtropical rather than tropical"|
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