insectifuge


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insectifuge

(ɪnˈsɛktɪˌfjuːdʒ)
n
a substance that repels, but does not kill, insects
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Noun1.insectifuge - a chemical substance that repels insectsinsectifuge - a chemical substance that repels insects
repellant, repellent - a chemical substance that repels animals
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A great number of therapeutic secondary metabolites are synthesized by Asteraceae, while others acts as insectifuge.