anaphrodisiac

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anaphrodisiac

 [an″af-ro-diz´e-ak]
1. repressing sexual desire.
2. a drug that represses sexual desire.

an·aph·ro·di·si·ac

(an'af-rō-diz'ē-ak),
1. Relating to anaphrodisia.
2. Repressing or destroying sexual desire.
3. An agent that lessens or eliminates sexual desire.
Synonym(s): antaphrodisiac, antaphroditic (1)
[G. an- priv. + aphrodisia, sexual pleasure]

anaphrodisiac

/an·aph·ro·dis·iac/ (an″af-ro-diz´e-ak)
1. repressing sexual desire.
2. a drug that represses sexual desire.

an·aph·ro·di·si·ac

(an'af-rō-diz'ē-ak)
1.Repressing or eliminating sexual desire.
2. An agent that lessens or abolishes sexual desire.
[G. an- priv. + aphrodisia, sexual pleasure]

anaphrodisiac,

adj/n a substance that tends to lessen sexual desire.

anaphrodisiac

1. repressing sexual desire.
2. a drug that represses sexual desire.
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John Alcock of Arizona State University in Tempe, who studies mating-system evolution, wonders whether a female butterfly controls emission of the anti-aphrodisiac she receives.
Gilbert at the University of Texas at Austin suggested that males of a Heliconius butterfly also create anti-aphrodisiacs.
Among the compounds they found almost exclusively in the male genital region was cis-vaccenyl acetate (cVA), which has long been known to work as an anti-aphrodisiac in fruit flies when transferred to females during mating.