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eurytopic

[ yoor-i-top-ik ]
/ ˌyʊər ɪˈtɒp ɪk /
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adjective Biology.

(of an organism) tolerating a wide range of environmental conditions or habitats.
(of an organism) widely distributed.

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Origin of eurytopic

First recorded in 1935–40; eury- + top(o)- + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM eurytopic

eu·ry·to·pic·i·ty [yoor-i-toh-pis-i-tee], /ˌyʊər ɪ toʊˈpɪs ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for eurytopic

eurytopic
/ (ˌjʊərɪˈtɒpɪk) /

adjective

ecology (of a species) able to tolerate a wide range of environments
ecology having a wide geographical distributionCompare stenotopic

Word Origin for eurytopic

C20: from eury- + top from Greek topos place + -ic
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