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Pronunciation: fer'o-mon

Definition: A type of ectohormone secreted by an individual and perceived by a second individual of the same or similar species, thereby producing a change in the sexual or social behavior of that individual.

[G. phero, to carry, + hormao, to excite, stimulate]

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