allelopathy /ˌaliːˈlɒpəθi/

a

I. noun [ mass noun]

1.
[Ecology] the chemical inhibition of one plant (or other organism) by another, due to the release into the environment of substances acting as germination or growth inhibitors.
II. derivatives

allelopathic /əˌliːlə(ʊ)ˈpaθɪk /
adjective


– origin 1950s: from Greek allēl- ‘one another’ + -pathy.

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