amplexus


am·plex·us

noun \am-ˈplek-səs\

Definition of AMPLEXUS

:  the mating embrace of a frog or toad during which eggs are shed into the water and there fertilized

Origin of AMPLEXUS

New Latin, from Latin, embrace, from amplecti to embrace, from am-, amb- around + plectere to braid — more at ambi-, ply
First Known Use: circa 1927

am·plex·us

noun \am-ˈplek-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AMPLEXUS

: the mating embrace of a frog or toad during which eggs are shed into the water and there fertilized

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