allelochemical

noun
al·​le·​lo·​chem·​i·​cal

Definition of allelochemical

: a toxic chemical produced by a plant in order to defend itself against herbivores or competing plants

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First Known Use of allelochemical

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allelochemical

allelo- + chemical entry 2

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“Allelochemical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allelochemical. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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