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English definition of “pheromone”

pheromone

noun [C]     /ˈfer.ə.məʊn/ US  /-moʊn/ specialized
a chemical substance released by an animal that influences the behaviour of another animal of the same type, for example by attracting it sexuallyAnimal biochemistry
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