Pronunciation: (pā"lē-ärk'tik, -är'tik or, esp. Brit., pal"ē-), [key]
Zoogeog.belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising Europe, Africa north of the tropic of Cancer, the northern part of the Arabian Peninsula, and Asia north of the Himalayas. Also,paleoarctic.
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