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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
from steno- + top from Greek topos place + -ic
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