Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Olfactory Communication

Portion of a complex signaling system in animals, including all primates, in which scents are exchanged that contain information about personal identification, location, territory, reproductive status, and level of arousal. Scents may contain hormones and pheromones, as well as waste products (urine, feces).

See scent marking and urine washing.

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