adjective Date: 1883 of, relating to, or being the biogeographic region including the northern parts of the Old and the New Worlds and comprising the Nearctic and Palearctic regions or subregions

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  • holarctic — holárctic adj. m., pl. holárctici; f. sg. holárctică, pl. holárctice Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  HOLÁRCTIC, Ă adj. din regiunea temperată şi rece a emisferei nordice, cu o oarecare unitate de floră şi faună. (< …   Dicționar Român

  • Holarctic — Hol arc*tic, a. [Holo + arctic.] Of or pert. to the arctic regions collectively; specif. (Zo[ o]geography), designating a realm or region including the northern parts of the Old and the New World. It comprises the Palearctic and Nearctic regions… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holarctic — [häl ärk′tik, hōlärk′tik] adj. [ HOL(O) + ARCTIC] designating or of the zoogeographic region consisting of both the Nearctic and Palearctic realms …   English World dictionary

  • Holarctic — The Holarctic ecozone refers to the habitats found throughout the northern continents of the world as a whole. This region is divided into the Palearctic, consisting of Northern Africa and all of Eurasia, with the exception of Southeast Asia and… …   Wikipedia

  • holarctic — 1) the entire arctic region in oceanography 2) a biogeographic region, the Holarctic, including the arctic and north temperate zones of Eurasia (the Palaearctic) and North America (the Nearctic) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • holarctic — adjective Distributed in a geographic range around the North Pole; restricted to arctic regions. It is also pertinent to note that the current obvious decline in work on holarctic hepatics most surely reflects a current obsession with cataloging… …   Wiktionary

  • Holarctic — /ho lahrk tik, ahr tik, hoh /, adj. Zoogeog. belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising the Nearctic and Palearctic regions. [1883; HOL(O) + ARCTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • Holarctic — [hə(ʊ) lα:ktɪk] adjective Zoology relating to or denoting a zoogeographical region comprising the Nearctic and Palaearctic regions. Origin C19: from holo + Arctic …   English new terms dictionary

  • holarctic — hol·arctic …   English syllables

  • Holarctic — Hol•arc•tic [[t]hɒˈlɑrk tɪk, ˈɑr tɪk, hoʊ [/t]] adj. ecl belonging to a zoogeographical division comprising the Nearctic and Palearctic regions • Etymology: 1883; hol +arctic …   From formal English to slang