anthropochorous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek ἄνθρωπος (ánthrōpos, man, human) + χωρίζω (khōrízō, separate, spread).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ænθɹɒpəˈkɔːɹəs/

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anthropochorous (not comparable)

  1. (ecology, of fauna, or flora) that have populations transported as aliens to geographical areas by the direct or indirect, typically inadvertent, action of humans.
  2. (ecology, of fauna, or flora) that have populations effectively relying on human transport or action, typically inadvertent, for their propagation.
    • Kevin J. Edwards and Ian Ralston:
      From their initial habitats, many anthropochorous insects have been transported by humans around the globe and several are now cosmopolitan in distribution.[1]

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  1. ^ Kevin J. Edwards and Ian Ralston. Scotland After the Ice Age: Environment, Archaeology and History, 8000 BC - AD 1000. isbn=978-0-7486-1736-4