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COPULATION [1 record]

Record 1 2005-02-21

English

Subject field(s)
  • Reproduction (Medicine)
  • Sexology
DEF

The sexual union between male and female (by insertion of the penis into the vagina).

OBS

intercourse; copulation : These terms also refer to oral and anal intercourse.

OBS

carnal knowledge : A legal term, usually defined as any instance of penetration, no matter how slight.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Reproduction (Médecine)
  • Sexologie
DEF

Rapprochement intime des organes sexuels du mâle et de la femelle, destiné à permettre l'introduction des spermatozoïdes dans les organes génitaux de la femelle.

OBS

Chez les mammifères - y compris l'homme - il consiste en l'intromission du pénis dans le vagin. On l'appelle plus communément coït chez l'homme [plutôt que «copulation»].

Key term(s)
  • rapport sexuel

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Reproducción (Medicina)
  • Sexología
DEF

[Unión] con penetración del pene en alguna de las cavidades del cuerpo, por lo tanto puede haber coito vaginal, oral, anal y coito intrafemoral, que ocurre entre los muslos.

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