allelopathy

noun
al·​le·​lop·​a·​thy | \ ə-ˈlē-lə-ˌpa-thē How to pronounce allelopathy (audio) , -ˈle-lə-; also ˌa-lə-ˈlä-pə-thē How to pronounce allelopathy (audio) \

Definition of allelopathy

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

Other Words from allelopathy

allelopathic \ ə-​ˌlē-​lə-​ˈpa-​thik How to pronounce allelopathy (audio) , -​ˌle-​lə-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of allelopathy

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allelopathy

borrowed from German Allelopathie, from allelo- allelo- + -pathie -pathy

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“Allelopathy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allelopathy. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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