Share this entry

Share this page

Afrotropical

Line breaks: Afro|trop¦ic¦al
Pronunciation: /ˌafrəʊˈtrɒpɪk(ə)l
 
/

Definition of Afrotropical in English:

adjective

Another term for Ethiopian (sense 2) of the adjective).
Example sentences
  • Palearctic migrants were assumed to forage higher and in more peripheral parts of the vegetation and, in general, in more open vegetation with a higher foraging speed than do their Afrotropical counterparts in their respective guilds.
  • Drosophila yakuba has a widespread distribution in the Afrotropical region.
  • Drosophila melanogaster is an Afrotropical species whose cosmopolitan spread is believed to be a recent event, with parts of the New World and Australia being colonized in only the past couple of hundred years.

Definition of Afrotropical in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…