[ am-plek-suh s ]
/ æmˈplɛk səs /
noun, plural am·plex·us·es, am·plex·us.
the clasping posture of fertilization in frogs and toads.
- amphotropic virus,
Origin of amplexus
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Examples from the Web for amplexus
In amplexus the members of a pair sometimes become glued together by their viscous dermal secretions.
Amplexus and spawning occur mainly within a day or two after the frogs reach the ponds.