copulatory(redirected from copulatory apparatus)
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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.
[Latin cōpulāre, cōpulāt-, to join together, from cōpula, link.]
cop′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.