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scent mark

noun, Animal Behavior
1.
a distinctive odor that an animal deposits on the ground or other surface, as by urinating, which functions as an identifying signal to other animals of the species.

scent-mark

[sent-mahrk] /ˈsɛntˌmɑrk/
verb (used without object)
1.
to deposit a scent mark; mark.
verb (used with object)
2.
to deposit a scent mark on; mark.
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  • The only exception will be for sound and scent mark specimens.
Contemporary definitions for scent mark
noun

an odorous pheromone or defensive substance secreted by an animal on objects in their territory

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