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torrid zone

Syllabification: tor·rid zone
(also Torrid Zone)

Definition of torrid zone in English:

noun

The hot central belt of the earth bounded by the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
Example sentences
  • ‘Climates and seasons deteriorate,’ the polar and torrid zones and deserts encroached on the temperate lands instead of being reclaimed, and the air was poisoned by miasma.’
  • To the extent that torrid zones are a general feature of mammalian genomes, they have considerable implications for genetic mapping strategies in both human populations and mouse crosses.
  • Acosta found himself laughing aloud at the Aristotelian doctrine of the torrid zone that was still taught, along with Ptolemy's more accurate views, in colleges back home in Europe.

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