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phytotoxic

[fahy-tuh-tok-sik]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to phytotoxin.
  2. inhibitory to the growth of or poisonous to plants.
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Origin of phytotoxic

First recorded in 1930–35; phyto- + toxic
Related formsphy·to·tox·ic·i·ty [fahy-toh-tok-sis-i-tee] /ˌfaɪ toʊ tɒkˈsɪs ɪ ti/, nounnon·phy·to·tox·ic, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • No phytotoxic activity could be noted on the cutinized stem and leaf surfaces.

    Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943

    Various


phytotoxic in Medicine

phytotoxic

(fī′tō-tŏksĭk)
adj.
  1. Poisonous to plants.
  2. Of or relating to a phytotoxin.
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Related formsphy′to•tox•ici•ty (-tŏk-sĭsĭ-tē) n.
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phytotoxic in Science

phytotoxic

[fī′tō-tŏksĭk]
  1. Poisonous to plants.
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