Definition of allelopathic in English:

allelopathic

adjective

Ecology
  • See allelopathy

    • ‘Sunflowers, beautiful as they are on a summer day, are valuable as a source of both oil and meal, and sunflowers are also powerfully allelopathic against many tough weeds.’
    • ‘Deep-shading and allelopathic crops can ‘treat’ particularly weedy areas.’
    • ‘Most studies of allelopathic effects have focused on early vegetative plant growth, i.e. seed germination, a period with high metabolic activity.’
    • ‘Lichens were removed because they can be allelopathic.’
    • ‘An allelopathic plant releases potentially toxic substances into the environment through its roots, its leaves or processes such as evaporation.’

Pronunciation

allelopathic

/əˌliːlə(ʊ)ˈpaθɪk/