disparlure

noun

dis·​par·​lure
ˈdispärˌlu̇(ə)r
: a pheromone C19H38O produced by female gypsy moths that has been made synthetically and used to attract males to traps

Word History

Etymology

New Latin dispar (specific epithet of Porthetria dispar, the gypsy moth) + English lure

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“Disparlure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disparlure. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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