[ am-plek-suhs ]

noun,plural am·plex·us·es, am·plex·us.
  1. the clasping posture of fertilization in frogs and toads.

Origin of amplexus

1925–30; <New Latin, Latin: embrace, equivalent to amplect(ī) to embrace (am-, variant of ambi-ambi- + plectī, deponent of plectere to plait, twine; cf. complex, plexus) + -tus suffix of v. action

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