noun Etymology: Greek kairos critical time, opportunity + English -mone (as in pheromone) Date: 1970 a chemical substance emitted by one species and especially an insect or plant that has an adaptive benefit (as a stimulus for oviposition) to another species

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  • kairomone — a type of pheromone produced by fish and used to attract a mate. Predators may also be attracted. Other organisms respond to the fish kairomone too, e.g. water fleas escape predatory guppies more easily, undergo morphological changes (longer… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Kairomone — Ein Kairomon gehört zu den Infochemikalien, und nützt nur dem aufnehmenden Organismus. Man kann diese Klasse von Infochemikalien ähnlich wie die Pheromone gemäß ihrer Funktion unterteilen. So bezeichnet man z. B. Pflanzenduftstoffe, die Insekten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • kairomone — A subclass of pheromone, defined as an interspecific secretion which benefits the receiver. See allomone …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • kairomone — noun Any substance produced by an individual of one species that benefits the recipient which is of a different species …   Wiktionary

  • kairomone — kai·ro·mone …   English syllables

  • kairomone — ˈkīrəˌmōn, rō Etymology: Greek kairos critical time, opportunity, advantage + English o + mone (as in pheromone herein) more at kairos : a chemical substance emitted by one species and especially an insect or plant that has an adaptive benefit… …   Useful english dictionary

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