/pay'lee ahrk"tik, -ahr"tik/ or, esp. Brit., /pal'ee-/, adj.
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.
[1855-60; PALE- + ARCTIC]

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