phy·​to·​tox·​ic | \ ˌfī-tə-ˈtäk-sik How to pronounce phytotoxic (audio) \

Definition of phytotoxic

: poisonous to plants

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Other Words from phytotoxic

phytotoxicity \ ˌfī-​tə-​ˌtäk-​ˈsi-​sə-​tē How to pronounce phytotoxic (audio) \ noun

Examples of phytotoxic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For dracaenas, very small concentrations of fluoride can be phytotoxic, meaning that the fluoride can kill plant cells. Willi Evans Galloway, Good Housekeeping, 20 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of phytotoxic

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phytotoxic

phyto- + toxic entry 1

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“Phytotoxic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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phy·​to·​tox·​ic | \ ˌfīt-ə-ˈtäk-sik How to pronounce phytotoxic (audio) \

Medical Definition of phytotoxic

1 : of or relating to a phytotoxin
2 : poisonous to plants phytotoxic compounds

Other Words from phytotoxic

phytotoxicity \ -​täk-​ˈsis-​ət-​ē How to pronounce phytotoxic (audio) \ noun, plural phytotoxicities


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