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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.
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Adj.1.copulatory - of or relating to coitus or copulation
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COpulatory wing-flagging: a synchronizing stimulus for nesting Ring-billed Gulls.
Copulatory papilla: longer than wide, dorso-ventrally flattened on first %, laterally flattened on posterior 1/3 (Figs.
Conception was ascertained by establishing the presence of a copulatory plug and/or sperm and the day when found was considered the day of conception (day 0 of pregnancy).
Copulatory parameters and reproductive success of wild leopards in South Africa.
Abstract--A detailed morphology of the male and female copulatory organs of the Australian ground spider Hemicloea sundevalli Thorell, 1870 is presented.
Longevity treatment with (-)deprenyl in female rats: effect on copulatory activity and lifespan.
The progressive elimination of external manifestations of ovulation and the establishment of continual receptivity would require copulatory vigilance in both sexes in order to ensure fertilization.
Both male and female reproductive segments were dissected, especially the female ovipositor and male copulatory organs.
Based on the development of the oostegites (brood plates) and male copulatory stylet, females and males, respectively, and other criteria were categorized as juvenile below 3.
The reduction of ML, IL and PEjI is generally suggested to be indicative of an improved copulatory behavior, particularly when observed together with an increase in mounting and ejaculating animals (Bitran and Hull 1987).
The male rats assuming the copulatory position over the female rats, but failing to achieve intromission was considered as a mount (17).