pheromone

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See also: phéromone and Pheromone

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Etymology[edit]

From φέρω (phérō, I bring, bear, carry) and hormone.

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pheromone (plural pheromones)

  1. (biology) A chemical secreted by an animal, especially an insect that affects the development or behavior of other members of the same species, functioning often as a means of attracting a member of the opposite sex.

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