holarctic

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From holo- +‎ Arctic.

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holarctic (not comparable)

  1. (biology) Distributed in a geographic range around the North Pole; restricted to Arctic regions.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page ix
      It is also pertinent to note that the current obvious decline in work on holarctic hepatics most surely reflects a current obsession with cataloging and with nomenclature of the organisms—as divorced from their study as living entities.

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