adjective see intromit

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  • Intromittent — In tro*mit tent, a. [L. intromittens, p. pr.] [1913 Webster] 1. Throwing, or allowing to pass, into or within. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Used in copulation; said of the external reproductive organs of the males of many animals, and sometimes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — adj. [L. intro, within; mettere, to send] Designed for entering or inserting …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • intromittent — See intromit. * * * …   Universalium

  • intromittent — adjective a) conveying, sending or passing into a body b) Used for intromission …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • intromittent — adj. serving to intromit, serving to put in, inserting; admitting …   English contemporary dictionary

  • intromittent — in·tro·mit·tent …   English syllables

  • intromittent — /ɪntroʊˈmɪtnt/ (say introh mitnt) adjective (of genital organs, as in birds or spiders) designed to be inserted into the female …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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

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