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penetrate

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verb pen·e·trate \ˈpen-ə-ˌtrāt\

Medical Definition of penetrate

pen·e·trat·edpen·e·trat·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. 1:  to pass into or through <enzymes that help the sperm penetrate the zona pellucida—Anna Maria Gillis>

  3. 2:  to insert the penis into the vagina of in copulation

  4. intransitive verb

  5. :  to pass, extend, pierce, or diffuse into or through something <penetrating percutaneous nephroscopy or ureteroscopy—R. A. Riehle et al>





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