WORD OF THE DAY ~ Flehmen

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WORD OF THE DAY ~ Flehmen

Flehmen
Noun

a curling of the upper lip and raising of the head in certain mammals in response to olfactory stimuli, which behaviour allows the scents better to reach an olfactory organ deep within the animal’s nose

a behavioral response of many male mammals, esp. deer, antelope, and other artiodactyls, consisting of lip curling and head raising after sniffing a female’s urine

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Word Source: Collins Dictionary

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