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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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Around five per cent of the fly pairs that engage in copulation were attacked and mostly eaten by the bats (across four observation years, even 26 per cent of the observed copulating pairs were attacked).
The researchers observed that both the duration of an individual copulation, and the overall time a mating pair spent copulating, were increased if the female performed fellatio.
A male zebra finch has affairs only after he has recovered from copulating repeatedly with his mate during her fertile period.
During the study, the researchers observed that when females were prevented from dislodging the copulating male, matings lasted one-and-a-half times longer than when female movement was unconstrained.
We can't have 10 per cent of our kids not getting pissed and 46 per cent of them not copulating with complete strangers as soon as they hit foreign climes.
In the May 9 NATURE they reported identifying a comparatively short stretch of DNA on the Y chromosome that could turn a female mouse embryo into a male mouse capable of copulating with females.
Melbourne, Apr 30 (ANI): Females of an Australian species of lizard rely on testosterone when they want to put off a male from copulating with her, according to researchers at University of Melbourne.
In a charabanc to a holiday camp next to a power station, where we stay in chalets whose walls are so thin you can hear people copulating for three rooms either side.
So perhaps rather than demonising a handful of women who have decided to go it alone in their families, maybe we'd be better off saving our wrath for the families who are expert at traditional copulating - but utter failures when it comes to love.
Beheadings, couples copulating in phone boxes, grotesque disease - they are spread before us and we greedily feed on them.
De Bruyn had first come across a seal copulating with a king penguin six years ago on Marion island.
Cannabis is no worse than booze and it doesn't create the zoo of wasted people fighting and copulating in clubs and high streets all over the country every single day.