allotropous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

allo- +‎ -tropous

Adjective[edit]

allotropous (comparative more allotropous, superlative most allotropous)

  1. (botany) Pertaining to a flower which attracts a large range of different insects to feed on its nectar.
  2. (biology) Pertaining to an insect which is attracted to flowers of a large range of different species of plant, or an insect which does not feed exclusively on one type of flower.

Usage notes[edit]

This term is not synonymous with the chemistry terms allotropic and allotropical.