Definition of Torrid Zone in English:

Torrid Zone

(also Torrid Zone)


  • The hot central belt of the earth bounded by the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.

    • ‘Acosta found himself laughing aloud at the Aristotelian doctrine of the torrid zone that was still taught, along with Ptolemy's more accurate views, in colleges back home in Europe.’
    • ‘To the extent that torrid zones are a general feature of mammalian genomes, they have considerable implications for genetic mapping strategies in both human populations and mouse crosses.’
    • ‘‘Climates and seasons deteriorate,’ the polar and torrid zones and deserts encroached on the temperate lands instead of being reclaimed, and the air was poisoned by miasma.’’