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coition

play
noun co·i·tion \kō-ˈi-shən\

Definition of coition

  1. :  coitus

coitional play \-ˈish-nəl, -ˈi-shə-nəl\ adjective


Examples of coition in a sentence

  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


Medical Dictionary

coition

play
noun co·ition \kō-ˈish-ən\

Medical Definition of coition

  1. :  coitus

coitional \-ˈish-nəl, -ən-əl\play adjective



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