kairomone


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kai·ro·mone

(kī'rō-mōn),
Chemical messenger emitted by organisms of one species that benefits or affects organisms of another species, for example, a flower scent that attracts or repels animal species. Compare: pheromone, allomone.

kairomone

a PHEROMONE which is produced by one species and has effect in attracting another, occasionally with adverse effects should the attracted animal be a predator.
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