Definition of antifeedant in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌantɪˈfiːdant/


A naturally occurring substance in certain plants which adversely affects insects or other animals which eat them.
Example sentences
  • In this study, we clarified that many natural dyes of plant origin act as antifeedants to varied carpet beetles.
  • It offers detailed description of bioassay methods, treating all synthetic and natural antifeedants.
  • It has since been labelled the most potent antifeedant known for the desert locust.


1960s: from anti- + feed + -ant.

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