Definition of autotoxin in English:

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autotoxin

Pronunciation: /ɔːtə(ʊ)ˈtɒksɪn/

noun

A substance produced by an organism which is toxic to itself.
Example sentences
  • Remember the early Illinois data where the autotoxin was accumulating in the soil and reducing productivity.
  • Damaged plants, even if they survive, never produce as well as plants not affected by autotoxins.
  • It seems to destroy the autotoxins and overcome the nervous inactivity.

Derivatives

autotoxic

adjective
Example sentences
  • 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.

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