antifeedant

noun an·ti·feed·ant \ ¦an-ˌtī-¦fē-dᵊnt , ¦an-tē- \

Definition of antifeedant

plural antifeedants
: a natural or synthetic substance that stops or inhibits feeding by a pest and especially an insect
  • … pesticides derived from plants such as the neem tree, which act as antifeedants and repellents.
  • —Sheila DaarA New Look at VegetablesSpring 1993

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