pheromone definition

  • noun:
    • A chemical released by an animal, specifically an insect, that affects the behavior or development of other individuals of the same species, frequently operating as an attractant for the opposite gender.
    • A chemical secreted by an animal, specially an insect that affects the development or behavior of other members of exactly the same species, functioning frequently as a means of attracting a part associated with opposite sex.
    • a chemical compound secreted externally by some animals (especially insects) that affects the physiology or behavior of various other pets of the identical types

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