allelopathy


al·le·lop·a·thy

noun \ə-ˈlē-lə-ˌpa-thē, -ˈle-lə-; also ˌa-lə-ˈlä-pə-thē\

Definition of ALLELOPATHY

:  the suppression of growth of one plant species by another due to the release of toxic substances
al·le·lo·path·ic \ə-ˌlē-lə-ˈpa-thik, -ˌle-lə-\ adjective

Origin of ALLELOPATHY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1948

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