(comparative more repugnatorial, superlative most repugnatorial)
- defensive or repulsive, particularly as applied to glands of certain invertebrates, with which they produce poisonous or repugnant secretions when under threat.
Almost the only natural usage is among zoologists as a technical term in describing particular classes of glands and their defensive secretions, as produced by animals such as certain insects. However, secretions of other animals such as skunks and some marine invertebrates also are described as repugnatorial.
From Latin repugnatorius