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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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Byrne, for one, hopes Western society will get better at sticking with swears related to "the copulatory and excretory--the things we pretty much have in common--as opposed to slurs, which set us apart.
During copulation, male surfperches utilize external copulatory structures (e.
1), and red coloration on patella and tibia of legs I and II; females differ from those of other congeners by the following combination of characters: spherical/slightly oval spermathecae (S), copulatory openings (CO) emerging at the posterior edge of S in a shallow concavity (Fig.
In dorsal view, a pair of accessory copulatory projections located on third legs, elongated and positioned on posterior margin of basis (Fig.
Additionally, other derived measures were calculated using mentioned parameters including: sum of the NM, NI and NE; copulatory efficiency (CE), and sexual activity index (SAI) based on Agmo et al.
Independently, we demonstrated that the gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) system in the lumbosacral segments controls spinal centers promoting penile erection and ejaculation during copulatory behavior in male rats.
Copulatory papilla: longer than wide, dorso-ventrally flattened on first %, laterally flattened on posterior 1/3 (Figs.
Copulatory efficiency and fertility in male rats exposed perinatally to flutamide.
ceylanicum possess only one pair, but exhibit different morphological characteristics in the buccal capsule and the copulatory bursa (Velasquez and Cabrera, 1968).
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).