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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Ecology Occupying the same or overlapping geographic areas without interbreeding. Used of populations of closely related species.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Living in the same or overlapping territory.
  • adj. Living in the same territory without interbreeding.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or.of the nature of, sympatry. See the extract under sympatry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of biological species or speciation) occurring in the same or overlapping geographical areas

Etymologies

syn- + Greek patrā, fatherland (from patēr, patr-, father) + -ic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From sympatry +‎ -ic. (Wiktionary)

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  • Referring to biological species or speciation--Occurring in the same or overlapping geographical areas.

    October 10, 2007