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subtropic

[¦səb′träp·ik]
(meteorology)
An indefinite belt in each hemisphere between the tropic and temperate regions; the polar boundaries are considered to be roughly 35-40° northern and southern latitudes, but vary greatly according to continental influence, being farther poleward on the western coasts of continents and farther equatorward on the eastern coasts.
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Hurricanes are (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/climo/) organized cloud systems that rotate over the tropics or subtropics and pick up water as they go.
"In contrast, the UAE belongs to the subtropics and is near the sea.
The British Arachnological Society says 'cannibal spiders' like warm homes because the species is originally from the subtropics.
She learned that Moringa, formally known as Moringa Oleifera Lam (Moringaceae), is distributed in many countries of the tropics and subtropics, and contains an impressive variety of nutrients, including zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid, and kaempferol.
Ciguatera toxin is not widespread through the tropics and subtropics, but isolated in localities.
Flu seasons also exist in the tropics and subtropics, but are usually less sharply defined.
"Most of the world gets its moisture from the warm waters in the subtropics," Kopec said.
He also explains that "it is sandflies, not people, that transmit the disease and though they are found throughout the tropics and subtropics, they can't survive in colder climates."
Regarding different eco-regions, the IDH activity was the highest in fruits from south subtropics (Hongge and Anning) compared to that in other two ecoregions (P<0.01), and the IDH activity of fruits from mid-subtropics (Changning and Jiang'an) was significantly higher than that of north mid-subtropics (Mingshan and Ya'an) (P<0.05).
Eggplant is one of the important solanaceous crops that are widely grown in tropics and subtropics. Solanum melongena is a species of nightshade grown for its edible fruit.
The weather service said the rainstorm originated in the subtropics of the Pacific Ocean and could have passed through some dust or volcanic ash as it moved west.