<endocrinology> A volatile hormone or behaviour modifying agent. Normally used to describe sex attractants for example bombesin for the moth Bombyx, but includes volatile aggression stimulating agents (e.g. Isoamyl acetate in honey bees).

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(11 Mar 2008)

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