phytotoxic

adjective
phy·to·tox·ic | \ ˌfī-tə-ˈtäk-sik \

Definition of phytotoxic 

: poisonous to plants

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Other words from phytotoxic

phytotoxicity \ˌfī-tə-ˌtäk-ˈsi-sə-tē \ noun

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For dracaenas, very small concentrations of fluoride can be phytotoxic, meaning that the fluoride can kill plant cells. Willi Evans Galloway, Good Housekeeping, "How To Grow Lucky Bamboo," 8 Apr. 2016

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1926, in the meaning defined above

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phytotoxic

adjective
phy·to·tox·ic | \ ˌfīt-ə-ˈtäk-sik \

Medical Definition of phytotoxic 

1 : of or relating to a phytotoxin

2 : poisonous to plants phytotoxic compounds

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phytotoxicity \-täk-ˈsis-ət-ē \ noun plural -ties

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