originating in or occupying different geographical areas.
(of biological speciation or species) taking place or existing in areas that are geographically separated from one another Compare sympatric
Occurring in separate, nonoverlapping geographic areas. Allopatric populations of related organisms are unable to interbreed because of geographic separation. ◇ The development of new species as a result of the geographic separation of populations is called allopatric speciation. Compare sympatric.
living or growing at different depths.
a clay mineral, an amorphous hydrous silicate of aluminum, occurring in blue, green, or yellow, resinous to earthy masses. noun a variously coloured amorphous mineral consisting of hydrated aluminium silicate and occurring in cracks in some sedimentary rocks
any of the members of a class of speech sounds that, taken together, are commonly felt to be a phoneme, as the t- sounds of toe, stow, tree, hatpin, catcall, cats, catnip, button, metal, city; a speech sound constituting one of the phonetic manifestations or variants of a particular phoneme. noun any of several speech […]