from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The female aperture or vulva in arachnids.
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- noun zoology The external female sex organ in
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She meanwhile presents herself, with four legs cocked mantis-like round her head, and offers to him a small aperture, called the epigyne, at the base of her abdomen.
For example, from a guy in London: "The only comment I would make is that the epigyne looks a little like that of Hypsosinga, although the habitus is, of course, quite different."
If the female lets him, then he inserts the semen into the famale's epigyne with his palp.