name: mating plug formation
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def: "The deposition of a plug of sperm or other gelatinous material into the opening of the vulva by a male at the termination of copulation. Probably acts to prevent subsequent matings by other males." [GOC:jl, PMID:11267893]
synonym: "copulatory plug biosynthesis" EXACT 
synonym: "copulatory plug deposition" EXACT 
synonym: "copulatory plug formation" EXACT 
synonym: "mating plug deposition" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0022414 ! reproductive process
relationship: part_of: GO:0007320 ! insemination
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