Definitions

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  • adjective Able to adapt only to a narrow range of environmental conditions.

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  • adjective ecology Able to tolerate or adapt to only a small range of environmental conditions.

Etymologies

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[steno– + Greek topos, place + –ic.]

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From stenotype +‎ -ic.

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  • Tolerant of only a narrow range of variation in environmental conditions. Compare eurytopic.

    January 20, 2008

  • In addition, stenotopic means having a restricted range of geographical distribution (Oxford English Dictionary).

    August 8, 2011