intromission

noun
in·​tro·​mis·​sion | \ ˌin-trə-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce intromission (audio) \

Definition of intromission

: the act or process of intromitting especially : the insertion or period of insertion of the penis in the vagina in copulation

First Known Use of intromission

1601, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for intromission

French, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin intromission-, intromissio, from Latin intromittere

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“Intromission.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intromission. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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intromission

noun
in·​tro·​mis·​sion | \ ˌin-trə-ˈmish-ən How to pronounce intromission (audio) \

Medical Definition of intromission

: the insertion or period of insertion of the penis in the vagina in copulation

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