postmating

adjective

post·​mat·​ing ˌpōst-ˈmā-tiŋ How to pronounce postmating (audio)
: occurring after mating
postmating behavior of fruit flies
postmating survival

Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postmating was in 1926

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“Postmating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postmating. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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