allelochemical love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A chemical emitted by an organism of one species that influences the physiology or behavior of an organism of a different species. Synthetic allelochemicals are sometimes used as herbicides or insecticides.

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  • adjective biochemistry, ecology Having allelopathic effects.
  • noun A chemical substance having allelopathic effects.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek allēlōn, mutually (from allos, other; see al- in Indo-European roots) + chemical.]

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allelo- + chemical

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