noun co·i·tion \kō-ˈi-shən\

Definition of COITION

:  coitus
co·i·tion·al \-ˈish-nəl, -ˈi-shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of COITION

  1. <studied the frequency of coition in animals that mate for life>

Origin of COITION

Late Latin, from Latin coition-, coitio a coming together, from coire to come together, from co- + ire to go — more at issue
First Known Use: 1615


noun co·ition \kō-ˈish-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of COITION

:  coitus
co·ition·al \-ˈish-nəl, -ən-əl\ adjective


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