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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.
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I fitted a linear model of speed as a function of pairing status to compare movement speed between copulating pairs and unpaired individuals.
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The test females were mature and had laid three successive egg sacs without copulating in between before they were used in these experiments.
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The opening scene of a young couple furiously copulating as only teenagers in the midst of raging hormones can, sets the tone for this coming-of-age, self-discovery, bittersweet film.
They cite earlier research revealing that male rats exposed prenatally to TCDD take longer to begin copulating when allowed access to receptive females--perhaps, the researchers speculate, because of TCDD's motivational effects.
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The middle section, The Shack, displayed the dancers in Nancy Brous's costumes of wildly patterned fabrics made into gigantic breasts and penises, and depicted various sex acts--lots of bumping and grinding and lascivious tongue-wagging and simulated copulating.
While Jupiter and Juno, king and queen of the gods, argue over who has the best sex, a wise man, Tiresias, is turned into a woman after he strikes copulating snakes with his stick.
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