pheromone


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

pher·o·mone

 (fĕr′ə-mōn′)
n.
A chemical secreted by an animal, especially an insect, that influences the behavior or physiology of others of the same species, as by attracting members of the opposite sex or marking the route to a food source.

[Greek pherein, to carry; see bher- in Indo-European roots + (hor)mone.]

pher′o·mon′al adj.

pheromone

(ˈfɛrəˌməʊn)
n
(Zoology) a chemical substance, secreted externally by certain animals, such as insects, affecting the behaviour or physiology of other animals of the same species
[C20: phero-, from Greek pherein to bear + (hor)mone]

pher•o•mone

(ˈfɛr əˌmoʊn)

n.
any chemical substance released by an animal that serves to influence the physiology or behavior of other members of the same species.
[1959; < Greek phér(ein) to bear, bring + -o- + (hor) mone]
pher`o•mo′nal, adj.

pher·o·mone

(fĕr′ə-mōn′)
A chemical that is secreted by an animal and influences the behavior or development of other animals of the same species. For example, the male and female of many species establish territory and attract mates by means of pheromones. Queen bees give off a substance that prevents other females in the hive from becoming sexually mature, with the result that only the queen bee mates and lays eggs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pheromone - a chemical substance secreted externally by some animals (especially insects) that influences the physiology or behavior of other animals of the same species
secretion - a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
Translations

pheromone

[ˈferəməʊn] Nferomona f
References in periodicals archive ?
Insecticides often are used to manage these pests, although sex pheromone mating disruption has been developed and implemented on a relatively small acreage (Knight & Turner 1999; Judd & Gardiner 2004).
Tenders are invited for Inviting rates for supply of competitive rates of Plant Protection equipments on consignment basis, through e-tendering of Spray Pumps, IPM Kits and Pheromone Traps on 100% consignment basis for the year 2017-18
odoriphaga male performs obvious courtship behavior which may be evoked by the sex pheromone released by female flies.
So in hopes of supercharging harlequin bug control, ARS researchers Don Weber and Ashot Khrimian with the Beltsville lab have been working on a synthetic version of the insect's own aggregation pheromone to use as a lure, either to trap them directly or to make trap crops work better.
As a result, von Frisch made his first report on the existence of a pheromone, which is known as Schreckstoff (startle/ shock matter).
Since sexually mature premolt females release sex pheromone in their urine, NAGL is a candidate sex pheromone molecule in C.
ACO Techniques that inspires the behaviour of natural ants [21-23] uses the computational agents as ants to determine the shortest route form from nest to food location by depositing the pheromone trails.
Now, a three-year experiment adding mating disruption to McKenzie River filbert acreage has found that farmers who use the pheromone system to confuse the moths can leave their industrial- size pesticide sprayers in the barn one-half to three-quarters of the time.
Polymers nanofibers as vehicles for the release of the synthetic sex pheromone of Grapholita molesta (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae)
In lab tests exposing cabbage moths to the equivalent of LED street lighting, females produced on average only about one- to two-thirds the amounts of their usual seductive pheromone, says ecologist Roy van Grunsven of Wageningen University in the Netherlands.
They review how fish use conspecific chemical cues, address mechanisms of pheromone detection and production and how humans detect pheromones, and explore applications of the knowledge in fisheries management and culture.
Bedbug infestations can be detected and eradicated even at the earliest stages with the new insect trap or pheromone developed by scientists at Simon Frasier University.