precopulatory

adjective

pre·​cop·​u·​la·​to·​ry ˌprē-ˈkä-pyə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce precopulatory (audio)
variants or pre-copulatory
: existing or occurring before an act of copulating
precopulatory competition among male rats

Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of precopulatory was in 1914

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“Precopulatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/precopulatory. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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