baculum


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baculum

(băk′yə-ləm)
n. pl. bacu·la or bacu·lums
The bone of the penis of many mammals, including most rodents, carnivores, and nonhuman primates. Also called os penis.
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He theorised that as female bank voles require physical stimulation to release eggs, wider baculum bones may achieve this more often, leading to greater reproductive success.
Only an argumentum ad baculum could persuade him to do so, which is why Rousseau's followers soon realized that if a change in regimes is to occur, it will have to be imposed by overwhelming force in a violent revolution.
He had been beaten to death inside the camper with a 45 cm-(18 inch) long, 7 cm-(three inch) wide walrus baculum or penis bone found in the drive-way of Jacko's home.
Sex of each individual was determined by palpating genitalia for presence of a baculum, and weights and reproductive conditions were recorded.