PHEROMONE

pheromone

(noun) a chemical substance secreted externally by some animals (especially insects) that influences the physiology or behavior of other animals of the same species

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

pheromone (plural pheromones)

(biology) A chemical secreted by an animal, especially an insect, that affects the development or behavior of other members of the same species, functioning often as a means of attracting a member of the opposite sex.

Source: Wiktionary



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26 June 2022

SALE

(noun) the state of being purchasable; offered or exhibited for selling; “you’ll find vitamin C for sale at most pharmacies”; “the new line of cars will soon be on sale”


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Coffee Trivia

Decaffeinated coffee comes from a chemical process that takes out caffeine from the beans. Pharmaceutical and soda companies buy the extracted caffeine.

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