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  • n. Plural form of pheromone.

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Examples

  • The special scents that dogs and other animals produce for the purpose of communication are called pheromones, from the Greek words pherein, meaning “to carry,” and horman, meaning “to excite.”

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  • And on a wonderful biologic note, pheromones from a woman's body increase in intensity within a couple of days.

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  • The machines are programmed to act like the insects and are even doused in pheromones that mimic eau de roach – the primary way cockroaches recognize each other.

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  • The new research, which supports the existence of human pheromones, is reported in today's issue of The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Dr. Ivanka Savic and colleagues at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.

    May 2005

  • Animals rely on these chemicals secreted by others to identify both individuals of their own species in this case, they are often called pheromones and those of other species.

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  • Another approach employs hormones called pheromones that attract predators and parasites that will kill the harmful pests.

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  • Our pheromones are the scents that we give off without even realizing it.

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  • Nikki compared me to Black Orchid, unable to exude my pheromones, which is somehow true.

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  • Another trend in perfume-making is bottling so-called pheromones, chemical substances that some animals secrete to send information to and produce responses in one another.

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  • Moths also use chemicals called pheromones to find their mates and male Emperor moths can sniff out females from several miles.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

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