from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Arachnida, the opening of the female genital organs; the epigyne.
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Then he started to work his pedipalps closer, closer, making small circular motions over her twitching epigynum.
He'll use it to deposit sperm in the female's epigynum.
Intercourse requires that the male insert his pedipalps into the female's epigynum.
They have an abdomen which is the second main body part, palp used for mating, sternum, and an epigynum.
Again and again he pats her with a caressing movement, gradually creeping nearer and nearer, which she now permits without resistance, until he crawls over her head to her abdomen, far enough to reach the epigynum with his palpus. "