post·​cop·​u·​la·​to·​ry ˌpōst-ˈkä-pyə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce postcopulatory (audio)
: occurring after copulation : following sexual intercourse
postcopulatory mating behaviors

Examples of postcopulatory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the postcopulatory selection hypothesis, masturbation aids successful fertilization that can be achieved in various ways. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 6 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of postcopulatory was in 1932

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“Postcopulatory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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