verb (used without object), cop·u·lat·ed, cop·u·lat·ing.
Words nearby copulate
Origin of copulate
OTHER WORDS FROM copulatecop·u·la·to·ry [kop-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈkɒp yə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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.