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chemical defense  


  • [Henderson's] unpalatable or toxic chemicals, such as astringent tannins and toxic alkaloids, produced by plants in their tissues to deter herbivores.

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Entry terms

  • chemical defences
  • chemical defenses
  • chemical defensive
  • chemical defensiveness
  • chemical defensives
  • chemically defensive

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  • MS Academic Keywords


  • 0000-0003-2195-3997


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