coition

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noun co·i·tion \kō-ˈi-shən\

Definition of coition

  1. :  coitus

coitional

play \kō-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 and Etymology of coition

borrowed from Late Latin coitiōn-, coitiō, going back to Latin, “encounter, conspiracy,” from coi-, variant stem of coīre “to come together, meet, have sexual intercourse” (from co- co- + īre “to go”) + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns — more at 1issue


First Known Use: 1615


Medical Dictionary

coition

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noun co·ition \kō-ˈish-ən\

Medical Definition of coition

  1. :  coitus

coitional

\-ˈish-nəl, -ən-əl\play adjective


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