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  • n. The tropics of "the old world", the tropical areas of both Africa and Asia. Used in biology (rare), pertaining to area of geographical occurrence.

Etymologies

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Prefix "palaeo-" (from greek 'palaios'= "old") and "tropical" (from greek 'tropikos', referring to where the length of the day equals that of the night)

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