n. fertilization mating position of frogs or toads

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • amplexus — /am plek seuhs/, n., pl. amplexuses, amplexus. the clasping posture of fertilization in frogs and toads. [1925 30; < NL, L: embrace, equiv. to amplect(i) to embrace (am , var. of ambi AMBI + plecti, deponent of plectere to plait, twine; cf.… …   Universalium

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