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cop·u·late

 (kŏp′yə-lāt′)
intr.v. cop·u·lat·ed, cop·u·lat·ing, cop·u·lates
1. To engage in sexual intercourse in which the penis is inserted into the vagina.
2. To transfer male reproductive cells from one individual to another, usually into an internal organ or cavity, such as a cloaca. Used of animals.
adj. (-lĭt)
Coupled; joined.

[Latin cōpulāre, cōpulāt-, to join together, from cōpula, link.]

cop′u·la′tion n.
cop′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.copulation - the act of sexual procreation between a man and a womancopulation - the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
defloration - the act of depriving a woman of her virginity (especially by rupturing the hymen through sexual intercourse)
insemination - the introduction of semen into the genital tract of a female
hank panky - illicit sexual intercourse
penetration - the act (by a man) of inserting his penis into the vagina of a woman
criminal congress, unlawful carnal knowledge - forbidden or tabu sexual intercourse between individuals

copulation

noun sexual intercourse, love, sex, lovemaking, the other (informal), coupling, congress, mating, intimacy, sex act, nookie (slang), coitus, carnal knowledge, rumpy-pumpy (slang), legover (slang), venery (archaic), coition Couples engaged in acts of copulation in full view of the public.
Translations

copulation

[ˌkɒpjʊˈleɪʃən] Ncópula f

copulation

[ˌkɒpjʊˈleɪʃən] ncopulation f

copulation

nKopulation f

copulation

[ˌkɒpjʊˈleɪʃn] ncopula, accoppiamento

cop·u·la·tion

n. copulación, relaciones sexuales.
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Jennifer Bussell established in the Current Biology study that sexual courtship is a duet, the male and female send signals back and forth until they reach the point that copulation proceeds and pausing to interact with a male, rather than avoiding him, was a crucial step in any female's behavior leading to copulation, so tying a group of neurons to this particular response to males would allow them to dissect in detail how female mating circuitry functions.
Copulation for a panda lasts between 30 seconds and five minutes it's roughly the same for me, give or take five minutes.
Johnsgard (1983) reports, for cranes in general, copulation usually precedes egg-laying by about a month.
The importance of the right eye/left brain for flirting among these finches and other birds might at first seem to contradict another long-standing finding of mating bias, says Lesley Rogers of the University of New England in Armidale, Australia: It's the right hemisphere that controls copulation.
Mechanisms that operate before copulation may lead to traits such as weaponry, dimorphism in size, increased ability to find a receptive female, increased endurance, conspicuous ornaments, and behavioral signals (Andersson, 1994).
They mate on air, languid aviators for scintillating seconds: A frantic (and morbid) copulation on wings of prayers.
The frequency of copulation also varies among families and species.
How unfortunate, then, that the fertile term copulation has been reduced in meaning, often with the limited connotation of animal(istic) sex.
Plugging in Herennia, however, is more likely when the female shows aggression towards the male during copulation (Kuntner et al.
A new study of the copulation habits of Barbary macaques may shed some light on the nature of your romantic Valentine's evening tryst.
In January, Colocho pleaded no contest to four felony counts, including sodomy of an unconscious victim and three counts of oral copulation of a person under 18.
The term sodomy is the term used 'for copulation between male persons" (Oxford Dictionary).