Definition of precopulatory in US English:

precopulatory

adjective

Zoology
  • Zoology. Of behaviour, posture, etc.: performed or adopted prior to copulation.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From pre- + copulatory.

Pronunciation

precopulatory

/ˌpriːˈkɒpjʊlət(ə)ri/