Definition of flehmen in English:

flehmen

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Pronunciation: /ˈfleɪmən
 
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noun

[mass noun]
A behavioural response found in many male mammals when they detect particular smells from females, characterized by a curling of the upper lip and a raising of the head.

Origin

German (verb), '(of a horse) curl the lip in sexual excitement'.

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