allelopathy

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noun al·le·lop·a·thy \ə-ˈlē-lə-ˌpa-thē, -ˈle-lə-; also ˌa-lə-ˈlä-pə-thē\

Definition of allelopathy

  1. :  the suppression of growth of one plant species by another due to the release of toxic substances

allelopathic

play \ə-ˌlē-lə-ˈpa-thik, -ˌle-lə-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of allelopathy

International Scientific Vocabulary


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