the repression or destruction of plants from the effect of certain toxic chemical substances produced and released by other, nearby plants
Origin of allelopathyfrom 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 allēlōn reciprocally ( from allos another ; see al-1 in Indo-European roots.) -pathy
allelo- + -pathy