Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Throwing or conveying into or within something: as, an intromittent instrument.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Throwing, or allowing to pass, into or within.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) Used in copulation; -- said of the external reproductive organs of the males of many animals, and sometimes of those of the females.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective conveying, sending or passing into a body
  • adjective Used for intromission

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Polak, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences in McMicken College of Arts and Sciences at UC, used a laser ablation technique to cut off tiny "intromittent" spines on the genitalia of virgin male D. bipectinata Duda fruit flies.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • The researchers used a laser ablation technique to cut off tiny "intromittent" spines on the genitalia of virgin male D. bipectinata Duda fruit flies.

    Medindia Health News

  • Polak, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences in McMicken College of Arts and Sciences at UC, used a laser ablation technique to cut off tiny "intromittent" spines on the genitalia of virgin male D. bipectinata Duda fruit flies.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • A number of intromittent structures in the male cockroach have been called a penis ...

    Boing Boing

  • I'd heard about these huge intromittent organs in ducks before, but this is another fascinating revelation: it took a woman scientist to suggest that maybe, just maybe, they also ought to look at what's going on in the female ducks, and then the whole wonderful story of coevolution of these structures emerged.

    Twisty maze of duck oviducts - The Panda's Thumb

  • I'd heard about these huge intromittent organs in ducks before, but this is another fascinating revelation: it took a woman scientist to suggest that maybe, just maybe, they also ought to look at what's going on in the female ducks, and then the whole wonderful story of coevolution of these structures emerged.

    The Panda's Thumb: May 2007 Archives

  • But the duck “intromittent” sp? organ, how is it grown?

    Twisty maze of duck oviducts - The Panda's Thumb

  • Penis: the flexible, membranous, intromittent organ of the male.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • From the caecum the large intestine passes in a ventro-caudal direction, with gradually decreasing caliber, to the cloaca, from whose anterior wall the intromittent organ, _io_, projects.

    Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator

  • The intromittent organ, _io_, which projects cephalad from the wall of the cloaca, is here seen as a three-pointed body of considerable size, projecting ventrally from the body.

    Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator

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