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scent mark

noun, Animal Behavior
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.


[sent-mahrk] /ˈsɛntˌmɑrk/ Animal Behavior
verb (used without object)
to deposit a scent mark; mark.
verb (used with object)
to deposit a scent mark on; mark. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The only exception will be for sound and scent mark specimens.
Contemporary definitions for scent mark

an odorous pheromone or defensive substance secreted by an animal on objects in their territory's 21st Century Lexicon
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