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allomone
A chemical substance or blend of substances used in communication among individuals beloning to different species.

It evokes a response that is adaptively favorable to the emitter but not to the receiver; for example, a lure used by a predator in attracting its prey.

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allomone
1. A chemical substance produced and released by one species in order to communicate with another species.
2. A chemical produced by an organism which induces in a member of another species a behavioral or physiological reaction favorable to the emitter; may be mutualistic or antagonistic.
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