transitive verb
hec·​to·​cot·​y·​lize | \ -ˈkätᵊlˌīz \

Definition of hectocotylize

1 : to change into a hectocotylus
2 : to impregnate with a hectocotylus

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History and Etymology for hectocotylize

New Latin hectocotylus + English -ize

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“Hectocotylize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hectocotylize. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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