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copulation

 [kop″u-la´shun]
sexual union or coitus; the transfer of the sperm from male to female; usually applied to animals other than humans.

cop·u·la·tion

(kop'yū-lā'shŭn),
1. Synonym(s): coitus
2. In protozoology, conjugation between two cells that do not fuse but, rather, separate after mutual fertilization; observed in the ciliophora, as in Paramecium.
[L. copulatio, a joining]

copulation

/cop·u·la·tion/ (kop″u-la´shun) sexual union; the transfer of the sperm from male to female; usually applied to the mating process in nonhuman animals.

copulation

intercourse See coitus.

copulation

The act of engaging in sexual intercourse.

cop·u·la·tion

(kop'yū-lā'shŭn)
1. Synonym(s): coitus.
2. protozoology Conjugation between two cells that do not fuse but separate after mutual fertilization; observed in the ciliophora, as in Paramecium.
[L. copulatio, a joining]

copulation

A joining together in the act of COITUS. The physical element in sexual intercourse.

copulation

or

coitus

the act of coupling of male and female animals in sexual intercourse. In mammals the male organ (penis) penetrates the female and introduces the male SPERM. MATING is a term usually restricted to the behavioural aspects of pair formation and this occurs normally before copulation, while fertilization takes place only after copulation.

copulation

sexual union or coitus; usually applied to animals other than humans.

copulation behavior
see mating behavior.
copulation tie
genital lock.