queen substance

noun

: a pheromone secreted by queen bees that is consumed by worker bees and inhibits ovary development

Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of queen substance was in 1954

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“Queen substance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/queen%20substance. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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