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  • adj. Extending over all the zones of the Earth, from the tropics to the poles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Extending over all the zones, from the tropics to the polar zones inclusive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Extending around the earth: in botany, applied to genera or species that are found around the globe in approximately the same latitude.
  • [capitalized] [⟨ NL. Amphigæa + -an.] In zoögeog., a term applied to the temperate South American realm as one of the prime zoölogical divisions of the earth's land-surface, with reference to its equivocal or ambiguous zoölogical character.
  • In botany, bearing flowers from a rootstock.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)

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  • JM attempted to sketch all amphigean instances of nothing but drew a blank.

    October 26, 2010