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September 21, 2021

Word of the Day: Flehmen

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Word of the Day : September 21, 2021

flehmen \FLAY-mun\ noun

What It Means

Flehmen is a mammalian behavior (as of horses or cats) in which the animal inhales with the mouth open and upper lip curled. This is done to expose the nose to a scent.

// The vet explained that what appeared to be a display of anger in the cat was called flehmen.

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Aired September 21, 2021

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