Definition of copulatory in English:


Pronunciation /-ləˌtôrē/


See copulate

‘The penis serves as an outlet for urine and semen and as a copulatory organ.’
  • ‘Throughout the study period, all mounting behavior and complete copulatory sequences (those involving intromission and ejaculation) were recorded during critical incident sampling.’
  • ‘For each male, we used the number of observed copulations as an estimate of his total copulatory success.’
  • ‘But certainly across the primates, and I've watched quite a lot of primates copulating, there's remarkably little indication that the female gets any pleasure whatsoever from a rather transitory brief copulatory encounter.’
  • ‘‘They are renowned for their rather large [male] copulatory organ,’ says Horne.’