nounpl. amplexus amplexus or am·plex·us·es
The copulatory embrace of frogs and toads, during which the male fertilizes the eggs that are released by the female.
Origin of amplexusLatin amplexus, an embracing, from past participle of amplectī, to embrace : am-, ambi-, around; see ambi– + plectere, to twine; see plek- in Indo-European roots.
Variant of amplexus