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releasing mechanism

noun, Ethology.
a hypothetical control complex in the central nervous system of animals that triggers the appropriate behavioral response to a releaser. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Some tap holders are also constructed the same as this die holder, so far as the releasing mechanism is concerned.

    Turning and Boring Franklin D. Jones

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