Intromission

Definition of Intromission

In`tro`mis´sion
n.1.
1.The act of sending in or of putting in; insertion.
2.(Zool.) The insertion of the male copulatory organ into the female in the process of coitus.
Four populations [of the vlei rat] varied in a number of parameters of copulatory behavior, such as latency to first mount, number of intromissions per series, and latency to intromission after first ejaculation.
- Edith Dempster (African Small Mammals Newsletter, Issue No. 16, May 1996, Laboratoir Mammifères & Oiseaux, Paris
3.The act of letting go in; admission.
4.(Scots Law) An intermeddling with the affairs of another, either on legal grounds or without authority.

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