coitus interruptus

noun coitus in·ter·rup·tus \ -ˌin-tə-ˈrəp-təs \

Definition of coitus interruptus

:coitus in which the penis is withdrawn prior to ejaculation to prevent the deposit of sperm into the vagina

Origin and Etymology of coitus interruptus

borrowed from New Latin, "interrupted sexual intercourse"


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coitus interruptus

noun coitus in·ter·rup·tus \ -ˌint-ə-ˈrəp-təs \

medical Definition of coitus interruptus

:coitus in which the penis is withdrawn prior to ejaculation to prevent the deposit of sperm in the vagina

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