Meaning of scent mark

scent' mark"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Animal Behav. Animal Behav.
  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

Pronunciation: (sent'märk"), [key]
— Animal Behav. Animal Behav.
—v.i.
  1. to deposit a scent mark; mark.
—v.t.
  1. to deposit a scent mark on; mark.
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