Definitions

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

  • adj. Able to adapt to a wide range of environmental conditions; widely distributed. Used of a plant or an animal.

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  • adj. Describing a plant or animal that is able to adapt to, and thrive in, a wide range of environments, and is thus widely distributed

Etymologies

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

eury- + Greek topos, place + -ic.

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eury- + -topic

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  • Tolerant of a wide range of variation in environmental conditions. Compare stenotopic.

    January 20, 2008