copula

noun
cop·​u·​la | \ ˈkä-pyə-lə How to pronounce copula (audio) \

Definition of copula

: something that connects: such as
a : the connecting link between subject and predicate of a proposition

First Known Use of copula

1619, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for copula

Latin, bond — more at couple

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copula

noun
cop·​u·​la | \ ˈkäp-yə-lə How to pronounce copula (audio) \
plural copulas also copulae\ -​ˌlē How to pronounce copulae (audio) \

Medical Definition of copula

1 : a connecting anatomical structure
2 : sexual union : copulation

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