of or relating to or characteristic of conditions in the subtropics

even near the equator vegetation at 5000 ft is subtropical rather than tropical

Syn: ↑subtropical, ↑subtropic, ↑semitropic
Pertains to noun: ↑subtropics (for: ↑subtropic), ↑subtropics (for: ↑subtropical)
Derivationally related forms: ↑subtropics (for: ↑subtropic)

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semitropics,, adv.
/sem'ee trop"i keuhl, sem'uy-/, adj.
Also, semitropic.
[1855-60; SEMI- + TROPICAL]

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semitropical UK [ˌsemiˈtrɒpɪk(ə)l] US [ˌsemiˈtrɑpɪk(ə)l, ˌsemaɪˈtrɑpɪk(ə)l] adjective science
Thesaurus: relating to countries or regions of the worldhyponym

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