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intromission

[‚in·trə′mish·ən]
(zoology)
The act or process of inserting one body into another, specifically, of the penis into the vagina.
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(iii) Intromission latency: this refers to the time interval from the introduction of the female into the cage until the first intromission.
Il faut souligner que les litiges concernant l'intromission d'un corps etranger dans un sepulcre sur lequel le defunt n'avait aucun droit sont excessivement rares dans le Digeste, en proportion de la multitude de tombes fondees a l'epoque classique.
If in earlier works national space struggled against the ever menacing intromission of external forces, in Mano de obra it is the subaltern subject itself that contributes to the correct functioning of neoliberalism, as when, for example, Gloria accuses Alberto of wanting to create a union in the second part of the novel, or when Enrique, "[m]as alto que cualquiera de nosotros.
Through this dense study, Sturges attempts to connect the medieval tradition of vision (articulated through the contrasting notions of extramission and intromission) to the Vita Nuova and shows how this tradition could be conceived as precursor of the psychoanalytic theory of the gaze, advanced by Jacques Lacan and Laura Mulvey.
(361) In his view, the United States government's increased intromission into private matters has continuously forced individuals to choose between exercising their constitutional rights and guaranteeing their subsistence.
By combining parts of the mathematical arguments on rays advanced by Euclid with the medical tradition of the Roman physician Galen, and the intromission theories of Aristotle, Ibn Al Haytham theorised that for each point on a seen object, there was a corresponding point on the eye.
As intromission (visual rays emanating from objects to the eye) replaced extramission (rays of light from the object to the eye), the idea of "sight functioning as access to the divine" took on new meaning (Hahn 2000 170; see Camille, 2000 204-08).
Mary Geach, The Female Act of Allowing an Intromission of Impregnating Kind, in HUMAN EMBRYO ADOPTION: BIOTECHNOLOGY, MARRIAGE, AND THE RIGHT TO LIFE 251, 269-70 (Thomas V.
On one level, we find it implicated in opposing models of extramission and intromission (the question of whether vision stems from light rays emitted first from the eye or from the object perceived).
Abdelkrim demeure "le noyau d'une memoire presque disparue et effacee d'un peuple qui aspirait a vivre en paix avec ses traditions, sa culture, sans nulle interference ni intromission etrangere ni contingents d'armees de plusieurs nations avides du pouvoir et de solutions a leurs problemes internes qui etouffaient leurs economies et hypothequaient leur progres".