Kairomone definition

(biology) Any substance produced by an individual of one species that benefits the recipient which is of a different species but is harmful to the producer.
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Noun

Singular:
kairomone
Plural:
kairomones

Origin of kairomone

  • From Ancient Greek καιρός (kairos, “advantage”) + (phero)mone.

    From Wiktionary