intromission

noun

in·​tro·​mis·​sion ˌin-trə-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce intromission (audio)
: the act or process of intromitting
especially : the insertion or period of insertion of the penis in the vagina in copulation

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1601, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intromission was in 1601

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Cite this Entry

“Intromission.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intromission. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

intromission

noun
in·​tro·​mis·​sion ˌin-trə-ˈmish-ən How to pronounce intromission (audio)
: the insertion or period of insertion of the penis in the vagina in copulation
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