Definition of autotoxic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌôtōˈtäksik/


See autotoxin

‘Recent research indicates autotoxic compounds leach faster through sandy soils than heavy-textured soils.’
  • ‘Some scientists are researching ways to genetically modify alfalfa to decrease the autotoxic effects.’
  • ‘New seedlings emerging within the autotoxic zone of the old plant still would not likely contribute to yield.’
  • ‘The chemical responsible for the autotoxic effects in alfalfa fields has not been conclusively identified.’