precopulatory

adjective
pre·cop·u·la·to·ry | \ ˌprē-ˈkä-pyə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē \
variants: or pre-copulatory

Definition of precopulatory 

: existing or occurring before an act of copulating precopulatory competition among male rats

First Known Use of precopulatory

1914, in the meaning defined above

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