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amplexus

[ am-plek-suhs ]
/ 忙m藞pl蓻k s蓹s /
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noun, plural am路plex路us路es, am路plex路us.
the clasping posture of fertilization in frogs and toads.
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Origin of amplexus

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