- (of an animal or plant) able to tolerate only small environmental changes.
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- ecology (of a species, group, etc) able to tolerate only a narrow range of environmental changesAlso (sometimes (influenced by -tropic)): stenotropic Compare eurytopic
Word Origin for stenotopic
from steno- + top from Greek topos place + -ic
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