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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]

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]
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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.
Researchers have documented a few insect anti-aphrodisiacs, such as one that male fruit flies transfer to females.
This anti-aphrodisiac effect helps to account for previously noted mating behaviors in fruit flies that have until now gone unexplained.
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.