intromittent organ
A male organ for transfer of seminal fluid into the female.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Intromittent organ — An intromittent organ is a general term for an external organ of a male organism that is specialized to deliver sperm during copulation. Intromittent organs are usually found in terrestrial species, as most aquatic species fertilize their eggs… …   Wikipedia

  • intromittent organ — [ˌɪntrə(ʊ) mɪt(ə)nt] noun Zoology the male copulatory organ of an animal, especially a hermaphrodite. Origin C19: from L. intromittent , intromittere introduce , from intro to the inside + mittere send …   English new terms dictionary

  • intromittent organ — noun a male copulatory organ …   Wiktionary

  • intromittent organ — any male copulatory organ (one used to transfer sperm to the female reproductive tract), such as the human penis or the claspers seen especially in male insects and cartilaginous fishes …   Medical dictionary

  • intromittent organ — (Subclass Cirripedia): Penis [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

  • intromittent organ — …   Useful english dictionary

  • intromittent — mitənt adjective Etymology: Latin intromittent , intromittens, present participle of intromittere to send in, let in : adapted for or functioning in intromission used of the copulatory organ of an animal …   Useful english dictionary

  • intromittent — Conveying or sending into a body or cavity. * * * in·tro·mit·tent mit ənt adj adapted for or functioning in intromission used esp. of the copulatory organ of an animal …   Medical dictionary

  • organ — Any part of the body exercising a specific function, as of respiration, secretion, or digestion. SYN: organum [TA], organon. [L. organum, fr. G. organon, a tool, instrument] accessory organs 1. SYN …   Medical dictionary

  • Sex organ — Flowers are the sex organs of flowering plants. A sex organ, or primary sexual characteristic, as narrowly defined, is any of the anatomical parts of the body which are involved in sexual reproduction and constitute the reproductive system in a… …   Wikipedia

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