verb (used without object), cop·u·lat·ed, cop·u·lat·ing.
- coptic church,
- copulative asyndeton,
Origin of copulate
Examples from the Web for copulatory
The last pair of thoracic limbs are usually modified in the male into copulatory organs.The Appendages, Anatomy, and Relationships of Trilobites|Percy Edward Raymond
And also for the copulatory organs which also become more and more female.The Organism as a Whole|Jacques Loeb
It lodges the copulatory organ, and on its dorsal wall lies the bursa Fabricii, an organ peculiar to birds.
Similarly, the male requires the stimulus of a meal of rat's blood before it displays any copulatory activity.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
When trapped two days later, she had a copulatory plug, and 21 days after this she was found with a newborn litter in a trap.
Word Origin for copulate
early 15c., "to join," from Latin copulatus, past participle of copulare "join together, couple, bind, link, unite," from copula "band, tie, link," from PIE *ko-ap-, from *ko(m)- "together" + *ap- "to take, reach." Sexual sense attested from 1630s. Related: Copulated; copulating.