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Meaning of "copulatory" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF COPULATORY

copulatory  [ˌkɒpjʊˈleɪtərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COPULATORY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Copulatory is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES COPULATORY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

copulatory

Mating

In biology, mating is the pairing of opposite-sex or hermaphroditic organisms, usually for the purposes of sexual reproduction. Some definitions limit the term to pairing between animals, while other definitions extend the term to mating in plants and fungi. Fertilization is the fusion of both sex cell or gamete. Copulation is the union of the sex organs of two sexually reproducing animals for insemination and subsequent internal fertilization. Mating may also lead to external fertilization, as seen in amphibians, fishes and plants. For the majority of species, mating is between two individuals of opposite sexes. However, for some hermaphroditic species, copulation is not required because the parent organism is capable of self-fertilization; for example, banana slugs. For animals, mating strategies include random mating, disassortative mating, assortative mating, or a mating pool. In some birds, it includes behaviors such as nest-building and feeding offspring. The human practice of mating and artificially inseminating domesticated animals is part of animal husbandry.

Definition of copulatory in the English dictionary

The definition of copulatory in the dictionary is relating to or used for the act of sexual intercourse.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COPULATORY


adulatory
ˌædjʊˈleɪtərɪ
anovulatory
ˌænɒvjʊˈleɪtərɪ
circulatory
ˌsɜːkjʊˈleɪtərɪ
compilatory
ˌkɒmpɪˈleɪtərɪ
congratulatory
kənˌɡrætʃʊˈleɪtərɪ
deregulatory
diːˌrɛɡjʊˈleɪtərɪ
escalatory
ˌeskəˈleɪtərɪ
expostulatory
ɪksˈpɒstjʊˌleɪtərɪ
jaculatory
ˌdʒækjʊˈleɪtərɪ
matriculatory
məˌtrɪkjʊˈleɪtərɪ
oscillatory
ˌɒsɪˈleɪtərɪ
postulatory
ˈpɒstjʊˌleɪtərɪ
regulatory
ˌrɛɡjʊˈleɪtərɪ
revelatory
ˌrevəˈleɪtərɪ
self-congratulatory
ˌselfkənɡrætʃʊˈleɪtərɪ
self-regulatory
ˌsɛlfrɛɡjʊˈleɪtərɪ
stridulatory
ˈstrɪdjʊˌleɪtərɪ
tabulatory
ˌtæbjʊˈleɪtərɪ
translatory
trænsˈleɪtərɪ
ventilatory
ˈvɛntɪˌleɪtərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COPULATORY

copublisher
copula
copulae
copular
copulate
copulation
copulative
copulatively
copurify
copy
copy and paste
copy desk
copy editor
copy holder
copy in
copy machine
copy press
copy shop

WORDS THAT END LIKE COPULATORY

ambulatory
anti-inflammatory
conservatory
defamatory
derogatory
directory
discriminatory
explanatory
exploratory
inflammatory
laboratory
mandatory
migratory
obligatory
observatory
participatory
predatory
preparatory
purgatory
research laboratory
respiratory

Synonyms and antonyms of copulatory in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «copulatory» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COPULATORY

Find out the translation of copulatory to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of copulatory from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «copulatory» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

交配
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

copulatory
570 millions of speakers

English

copulatory
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मैथुनविषयक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كوبولاتوري
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

совокупительный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

copulatory
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

copulatory
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

copulateur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Copulatory
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

copulatory
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

交尾
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

copulatory
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Copulatory
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giao cấu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புணர்ச்சிச்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रतिस्पर्धी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çiftleşme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

copulatory
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kopulacyjnej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

совокупительний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

copulatory
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συνουσίας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

koppelingsorgaan
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

copulatory
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

copulatory
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of copulatory

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COPULATORY»

The term «copulatory» is regularly used and occupies the 102.887 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COPULATORY» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COPULATORY»

Discover the use of copulatory in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to copulatory and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pre- and Post-copulatory Sexual Selection in the Tortoise ...
The objective of my study was to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the evolution of sexually selected traits by examining the interactions between pre- and post-copulatory processes in the tortoise beetle Acromis sparsa.
Paula Alejandra Trillo, 2008
2
Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology: A Practical Approach
In standard reproductive toxicology studies, the evidence of sexual receptivity and successful mating is based on the presence of copulatory plugs or sperm- positive vaginal lavage. However, these post hoc findings do not demonstrate that ...
Ronald D. Hood, Ronald D Hood, 2005
3
The Evolution of Primary Sexual Characters in Animals
... 341 Copulation frequency 318, 320, 347 Copulation phase 464 Copulation tactic 388 Copulation time 336, 433, 460 Copulatory (genitalic or behavioral) courtship 226 Copulatory apparatus 151, 334 Copulatory behavior 26, 136, 181, 184, ...
Janet Leonard, Alex Cordoba-Aguilar, 2010
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Primate Sexuality: Comparative Studies of the Prosimians, ...
1981a). It is possible that complex copulatory patterns might also have evolved more readily in these circumstances. A second possibility is that natural selection might also restrict the evolution of copulatory patterns. Certain types of copulatory  ...
A. F. Dixson, 2012
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A Monograph of the Marine Triclads
Copulatory apparatus In marine triclads the female copulatory apparatus generally consists of a female atrium and organs in direct communication with the latter. In the majority of the species these organs are represented by a primary ...
R. Sluys, 1989
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New Species of Parasitic Ostracod of the Genus ...
2. An apparent unwillingness to illustrate the copulatory appendages in their proper orientation to the ostracods — i.e., right side up. The plethora of lines so often included in illustrations and purporting to show muscles are practically ...
7
Advances in the Study of Behavior
involved in copulatory behavior (Fishman et al., 1990). In the same vein, there is compelling evidence that sensory systems are the target of sex steroids including androgens. For example, ARs (and ERs) have been identified in a number of ...
Peter J.B. Slater, Jay S. Rosenblatt, Charles T. Snowdon, 2005
8
Evolutionary Biology and Ecology of Ostracoda
appendages have the sperm-pumps incorporated. all parts of the actual copulatory complex (see below) are well sclerified and external. In the Cypridocopina and Sigilloidea. on the other hand, the hemipenes are independent of the ...
David J. Horne, Koen Martens, 2000
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Oceanography And Marine Biology
COPULATION AND COPULATORY RÔLES Copulation in Aplysia involves one individual acting as a sperm donor (the functional male) and another acting as a sperm recipient (the functional female), and is not usually reciprocal.
Harold Barnes, 2003
10
Aquatic Biodiversity: A Celebratory Volume in Honour of ...
male copulatory limb in Cypridinidae tMyodocopida) with an 8th limb, most likely thoracic, and later iCohen & Morin. l997 ) ex tended this homology to the female genital limbs. In all of these cases, the copulatory organs were either described ...
Koen Martens, Henri J. Dumont, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COPULATORY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term copulatory is used in the context of the following news items.
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Male spider genitals have some nerve
Three-dimensional model of the male copulatory organ and some structural details, such as nerves (yellow), cuticular tube that houses seminal ... «PBS NewsHour, Jul 15»
2
This flatworm stabs itself in the head to reproduce
The flatworms have a "needle-like copulatory organ" that they use to inject their sperm during reproduction. So the researchers concluded that ... «CNET, Jul 15»
3
Researchers unveil Strange Sexual Behavior of Flatworm
With the help of needle-like male copulatory organ, the worm injects its sperm in its own anterior body. From there, the sperm moves through ... «NY City News, Jul 15»
4
Scientists Unsure Why Female Flies Expel Sperm and Eat It
The “copulatory plug” is a popular tool among male insects, spiders, reptiles, and even some mammals.) Eating the ejaculate, as Euxesta ... «Discover Magazine, Jun 15»
5
The Lord hath destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah…
One female expert said men's copulatory behaviour was not much affected even if a condom changes colour to indicate the presence of an STI. «Ghana Business News, Jun 15»
6
Genetic and phenotypic influences on copulatory plug survival in mice
Across a diversity of animals, male seminal fluid coagulates upon ejaculation to form a hardened structure known as a copulatory plug. «Nature.com, Jun 15»
7
The Maternal Eye of Sally Mann
There's the picture of Emmett clutching a pair of squirrel carcasses arranged in a vaguely copulatory pose. And there's the photograph of the ... «The Atlantic, Jun 15»
8
Science Meets Speed Dating
... of enthusiasm one could comfortably describe as infectious, an adjective not typically associated with squamates and their copulatory habits. «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
9
Affair Care, Hair Scare + Sex Boredom
Men at the store, in the street, places where, if you watch carefully, you'll catch what anthropologists call “the copulatory gaze.” Plus if you're ... «OZY, Jun 15»
10
Male Butterflies Ejaculate, Female Butterflies Digest
A mating system that puts the sexes in conflict can evolve some pretty extreme copulatory structures. Spiky penises and twisty vaginas are the ... «Gizmodo, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Copulatory [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/copulatory>. Apr 2020 ».
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