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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

suppression of growth of a plant by a toxin released from a nearby plant of the same or another species

Usage examples (12)
  • The particular compound is juglone, one of many plant-produced chemicals that can harm other plants in a process known as allelopathy (al-lelo-pathy).
  • Aside from any Newtonian peril, walnut trees entertain the natural world with a biochemical process known as allelopathy, a method of Darwinian survival.
  • Phragmites employs a strategy known as allelopathy, in which plants release toxic chemicals into the soil to deter other plants from growing close to them.
  • Herbicides are human "allelopathy" of weeds, and humans are part of nature too. for more
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