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stenotopic

[ sten-uh-top-ik ]
/ ˌstɛn əˈtɒp ɪk /
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adjective
(of an animal or plant) able to tolerate only small environmental changes.
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Origin of stenotopic

First recorded in 1935–40; steno- + top(o)- + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for stenotopic

stenotopic
/ (ˌstɛnəʊˈtɒpɪk) /

adjective
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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