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 (ə-trăk′tən-sē) also at·trac·tance (-təns)
The capacity, as of a pheromone, to attract.
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(əˈtræktənsɪ) or


(Biology) the capacity of a pheromone to attract
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Less than 50% of the lure evaporated during the fruit ripening period, when fruit were susceptible to fly infestation (3 months), and attractancy was maintained right until the end of the trial period (Fig.