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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or being the zoogeographic region that includes the northern areas of the earth and is divided into Nearctic and Palearctic regions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pert. to the arctic regions collectively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Entirely arctic; wholly subject to arctic influences: as, the holarctic region.


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