intromittent


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in·tro·mit

 (ĭn′trə-mĭt′)
tr.v. in·tro·mit·ted, in·tro·mit·ting, in·tro·mits
To cause or permit to enter; introduce or admit.

[Middle English intromitten, to deal illegally with others, from Latin intrōmittere, to send in, let into : intrō-, in; see en in Indo-European roots + mittere, to send.]

in′tro·mit′tent adj.
in′tro·mit′ter n.
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Although sex-role reversal has been identified in several different animals, Neotrogla is the only example in which the intromittent organ is also reversed," Kazunori Yoshizawa from Hokkaido University in Japan said.
Male genitalia/gonopods are intromittent organs which are widely used in taxonomy on the grounds that they exhibit species-specific characters (Song & Bucheli 2010).
Fertilization is internal and the transfer of sperm may occur indirectly through spermatophores in representatives of the suborder Cyphophthalmi, or directly by means of a long and fully intromittent male genitalia in the suborders Eupnoi, Dyspnoi, and Laniatores (Machado & Macias-Ordonez 2007).