For all your dictionary needs!
Spelling. Are you looking for allopathy?
Header of Allopatry


Definition of the noun allopatry

What does allopatry mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: allopatries

  1. the occurrence of related organisms in separate geographical areas with no overlap
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • antonym: sympatry
    • more generic word: occurrence = an instance of something occurring

Alternative definition of the noun allopatry


  1. [biology] The condition of being allopatric

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Allopatry

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewSpeciation and Biogeography of Birds (2003)

by Ian Newton

Allopatry is a Seabirds 249 Summary.

Google previewFoundations of Biogeography (2004)

Classic Papers with Commentaries by Mark V. Lomolino, James H. Brown

predominates over other forms of population differentiation; allopatry is the rule and sympatry the exception in present-day distributions of the species of a given monophyletic group. f. Vicariance is, therefore ...

Google previewPlant Biosystematics (2013)

by William F. Grant

Allopatry is the most important isolating mechanism in the Hawaiian species of Bidens, but ecological isolation, mainly by altitude, is a mechanism of secondary importance. Differences in pollintors probably prevent interspecific hybridization ...

Google previewThe Biogeography of the Australian North West Shelf (2013)

Environmental Change and Life's Response by Barry Wilson

and classical allopatry is a matter of degree with wide spatial distributions and complete isolation at one end of the spectrum and restricted distribu- tions and incomplete isolation at the other. While extremely wide marine species' geographic ...

Google previewSpecies Evolution (1995)

The Role of Chromosome Change by Max King

Thus, allopatry is the accepted and often unquestioned dogma (see Chapter 3). Indeed, Bush (1982) made the point that it is no longer acceptable for the advocates of allopatric speciation to dismiss non-allopatric models on the grounds that ...

Google previewHelm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names (2010)

by James A. Jobling

Allopatry is the noun form (Gr. allos different; patris country, fatherland) (cf. sympatric). In ornithology applied to the various geographically separated members ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geography (2015)

by Susan Mayhew

Allopatry is the occurrence of species or populations of a species in geographically separate, nonoverlapping habitats. Marko (1998) Evolution 52, 3, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

ALLOPATRY Noun. (Greek, allos = other + patra = fatherland. PL, Allopatries.) Act or condition of populations of related organisms being separate in space or geographical distribution. See Biogeography. Cf. Parapatry ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2013)

by Scott Elias, Cary Mock

It is an indication that speciation has occurred due to a combination of three factors: allopatry (or geographical isolation), localadaptation, and geneticdrift. Thesixhominin adaptiveradiations areeach characterized by a large number of species, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Biology (2003)

by S. Choudhary

allopatry : The condition of two populations of the same species being separated by a geographic barrier that prevents them from interbreeding. allopolyploid : A hybrid, usually a plant, which is created from ...

Google previewDictionary of Invertebrate Zoology --Paperback (2010)

by Maggenti Mary Ann, Maggenti Armand, Gardner Scott

allopatry n. [Gr. allos, other; patrios, father land] Populations separated by spatial ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Science (2012)

& allopatry or peripatry (2 cases of distinct ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Evolutionary Biology (2009)

by Elizabeth Owen, Eve Daintith

allopatry Living in separate places. Compare sympatry. allopolyploidy A type of polyploidy involving the combination of chromosomes from two or more different species (see polyploid). Allopolyploids usually arise from the ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Allopatry

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Video about Allopatry

Allopatry Meaning

Video shows what allopatry means. The condition of being allopatric. Allopatry Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say allopatry.

Scrabble value of A1L1L1O1P3A1T1R1Y4

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Share this page


Go to the wordplay of Allopatry for some fun with words!

Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary