CRYPTIC FEMALE CHOICE

a procedure wherein females mate with many males but decide specifically which male's sperm will be the one to fertilize their eggs, hiding such choices from the males. This procedure permits females more control over mate preference.

CRYPTIC FEMALE CHOICE: "The cryptic female choice is uses by many birds and mammal species without the male mates knowledge of such."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CRYPTIC FEMALE CHOICE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/cryptic-female-choice/ (accessed January 20, 2020).
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