Definition of attractant
: a substance (such as a pheromone) that attracts specific animals (such as insects or individuals of the opposite sex)
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An anode rod will corrode before the steel does, and in effect serves as a sacrificial rust attractant.
In field trials, their blend of bed bug attractant caught 100 percent of bed bugs.
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