coitus

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noun co·i·tus \ˈkō-ə-təs, kō-ˈē-, ˈkȯi-təs\

Definition of coitus

  1. :  physical union of male and female genitalia accompanied by rhythmic movements :  sexual intercourse 1 — compare orgasm

coital

play play \ˈkō-ə-təl, kō-ˈē-, ˈkȯi-təl\ adjective

coitally

play \ˈkō-ə-tə-lē, kō-ˈē-, ˈkȯi-tə-\ adverb

Examples of coitus in a sentence

  1. the act of coitus is the natural method by which conception occurs

Origin and Etymology of coitus

borrowed from Latin, “meeting, encounter, act of sexual intercourse,” from coi-, variant stem of coīre “to come together, meet, have sexual intercourse” + -tus, suffix of verbal action — more at coition


First Known Use: 1845


Medical Dictionary

coitus

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noun co·itus \ˈkō-ət-əs, kō-ˈēt-\

Medical Definition of coitus

  1. :  physical union of male and female genitalia accompanied by rhythmic movements :  sexual intercourse 1—compare orgasm

coital

\-ət-əl, -ˈēt-\play play play adjective

coitally

\-əl-ē\play adverb


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