amplexus

noun am·plex·us \ 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 and Etymology of amplexus

New Latin, from Latin, embrace, from amplecti to embrace, from am-, amb- around + plectere to braid — more at ambi-, ply


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