- to engage in sexual intercourse.
- connected; joined.
Origin of copulate
Examples from the Web for copulatory
Historical Examples of copulatory
And also for the copulatory organs which also become more and more female.The Organism as a Whole
No accessory glands or copulatory organs are ever present in Lamellibranchs.
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.
It lodges the copulatory organ, and on its dorsal wall lies the bursa Fabricii, an organ peculiar to birds.
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
- (intr) to perform sexual intercourse
Word Origin for copulate
Word Origin and History for copulatory
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.
- To engage in coitus or sexual intercourse.