copulate

(redirected from copulated)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms.

copulate

(kŏp′yə-lāt′)
intr.v. copu·lated, copu·lating, copu·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.

cop′u·la′tion n.
cop′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
References in periodicals archive ?
This result differs from the one obtained by Torres-Villa and Jennions (2005), who reported that in 22 out of 25 Lepidopteran species, the females tended to increase their fecundity when copulated with virgin males.
In the male-male competition experiment, when two differently sized males and one female were combined in one tank on days three and four, the larger male copulated with the female five times, but the smaller male never copulated with the female (Fisher's exact test, 0.
Blind females copulated at the same rates with control males as did other females.
A higher proportion of females ejected a drop of sperm when they copulated with a male whose flagellum had been experimentally shortened (87.
The researchers then examined the sperm storage area of males that had not copulated recently.
Each vial was laid horizontally and was observed until a male copulated, typically within less than 1 min.