Definition of pantropic in US English:

pantropic

adjective

Botany Zoology
  • = pantropical.

adjective

Virology Medicine
  • Infecting many types of tissue.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Botanical Gazette. From pan- + tropic, after German pantropisch<br>1930s; earliest use found in Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology. From pan- + -tropic.