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- adj. defensive or repulsive, particularly as applied to glands of certain invertebrates, with which they produce poisonous or repugnant secretions when under threat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Repugnant; serving as a means of defense by repelling enemies: specific in the phrase.
Many have special repugnatorial glands that produce ill-smelling and/or caustic fluids that ooze through openings along the side.