Andes (Mountains)

Andes (Mountains) [an′dēz΄]
mountain system extending the length of W South America: highest peak, Aconcagua

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  • Andes — An|des the Andes a ↑range of high mountains along the west coast of South America …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • Tropical Andes — is a hotspot named the “global epicenter of biodiversity” according to the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund.The tropical Andes area is an area of rich biodiversity. This location holds about 45,000 plant species of which 20,000 are endemic.… …   Wikipedia

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