Definition of stenotopic in English:

stenotopic

adjective

Ecology
  • (of an organism) able to tolerate only a restricted range of habitats or ecological conditions:

    ‘complex ecosystems characterized by comparatively stenotopic organisms’
    Often contrasted with eurytopic
    • ‘Our findings also show that patterns of genetic divergences of stenotopic organisms provide valuable feedback on geological and sedimentological time estimates for lake level changes.’
    • ‘Moreover, it is apparent that some taxa were eurytopic whereas others were stenotopic.’
    • ‘Eurytopic taxa would be expected to have flatter fossil recovery potentials than more stenotopic forms.’
    • ‘Protarabellites rectangularis and P. staufferi can, however, be found in marls and slightly deeper environments and seem to be less stenotopic than P. triangularis.’

Origin

1940s: from Greek stenos narrow + topos place + -ic.

Pronunciation:

stenotopic

/ˌstɛnə(ʊ)ˈtɒpɪk/