the repression or destruction of plants from the effect of certain toxic chemical substances produced and released by other, nearby plants
Origin of allelopathy; from Classical Greek all?l?n, of one another + -o- + -pathy
A usually negative effect on the growth or development of an organism of one species, caused by a chemical released by an organism of another species. Usually used of plants.
Origin of allelopathyGreek all&emacron;l&omacron;n, reciprocally (from allos, another; see al-1 in Indo-European roots) + –pathy.
allelo- + -pathy