From sympatry + -ic.
sympatric (comparative more sympatric, superlative most sympatric)
- (biology, genetics) Occurring in the same, or in overlapping, territory, especially of species that do not interbreed.
- 2004, Richard Dakwins, The Ancestor's Tale, Phoenix 2005, p. 349:
- There is some evidence of sympatric speciation of cichlid fish in small African crater lakes.
- (living in same territory without interbreeding): speciation