copulation

[ kop-yuh-ley-shuh n ]
/ ˌkɒp yəˈleɪ ʃən /

noun

sexual intercourse.
a joining together or coupling.

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Origin of copulation

1350–1400; Middle English copulacion < Latin cōpulātiōn- (stem of copulātio) a binding together. See copulate, -ion
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Medical definitions for copulation

copulation
[ kŏp′yə-lāshən ]

n.

Conjugation between two cells that do not fuse but separate after mutual fertilization.
coitus

Other words from copulation

copu•late′ v.
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