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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A chemical substance secreted externally by some animals (especially insects) that influences the physiology or behavior of other animals of the same species.

Usage examples (34)
  • Some perfumes are designed to mimic a pheromone.
  • This "locator pheromone" is then smelled by local mosquitoes ready to lay eggs and will attract them inside.
  • The word pheromone originated from the Greek language from the words pherein "I carry" and hormon "I excite."
  • The pheromone is a scent which mosquitoes naturally release in the wild when they find a good egg laying location. for more
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