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

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