disparlure

noun
dis·​par·​lure | \ ˈdispärˌlu̇(ə)r \

Definition of disparlure

: a pheromone C19H38O produced by female gypsy moths that has been made synthetically and used to attract males to traps

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History and Etymology for disparlure

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 24 Jun. 2021.

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