\\“+\ noun
Etymology: pseud- + copulation
: close association of individuals of opposite sex for the bringing together (as in the amplexus of a frog) of the eggs and sperm without actual intromission

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  • Pseudocopulation — describes behaviors similar to copulation that serve a reproductive function for one or both participants but do not involve actual sexual union between the individuals. It is most generally applied to a pollinator attempting to copulate with a… …   Wikipedia

  • pseudocopulation — pseudocopulation. См. псевдокопуляция. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • pseudocopulation — ▪ biology       the action of a male insect, such as a bee, wasp, or fly, that tries to mate with a flower whose parts resemble those of a female insect of the same species as the male. Masses of pollen become attached to the male insect during… …   Universalium

  • pseudocopulation — n. [Gr. pseudos, false; L. copula, bond] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Pollinization of a flower by copulation of a male insect mistakenly recognizing it as a female insect …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pseudocopulation — noun a) Any of various processes, amongst diverse animals, in which male gametes are passed from one individual to another b) The process by which an insect (such as a bee) attempts to mate with a flower (such as an orchid) that mimics a female… …   Wiktionary

  • pseudocopulation — pseu·do·cop·u·la·tion (soo″do cop″u laґshən) exchange of gametes by close contact between male and female but without intromission, as in frogs …   Medical dictionary

  • pseudocopulation — pseu·do·copulation …   English syllables

  • pseudocopulation — /ˌsjudoʊkɒpjəˈleɪʃən/ (say .syoohdohkopyuh layshuhn) noun the pollination of those species of orchid whose flowers resemble female wasps by the male ichneumon wasp …  

  • псевдокопуляция — pseudocopulation псевдокопуляция. Имитация процесса копуляции между самцом насекомого, привлекаемого цветками некоторых растений (тропические орхидеи), и структурой, напоминающей “самку”, образуемую этими цветками; П. рассматривают как пример… …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Mimicry — For other uses, see Mimic (disambiguation). Plate from Henry Walter Bates (1862) illustrating Batesian mimicry between Dismorphia species (top row, third row) and various Ithomiini (Nymphalidae, second row, bottom row) In …   Wikipedia

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