Medical Dictionary


verb pen·e·trate \ˈpen-ə-ˌtrāt\

Medical Definition of PENETRATE

transitive verb
:  to pass into or through <enzymes that help the sperm penetrate the zona pellucida—Anna Maria Gillis>
:  to insert the penis into the vagina of in copulation
intransitive verb
:  to pass, extend, pierce, or diffuse into or through something <penetrating percutaneous nephroscopy or ureteroscopy—R. A. Riehle et al>


May 24, 2015
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