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coitus

[ koh-i-tuhs ]
/ ˈkoʊ ɪ təs /
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noun
sexual intercourse, especially between a man and a woman.
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Origin of coitus

First recorded in 1705–15; from Latin: “a coming together, uniting, sexual intercourse,” equivalent to coi- (see coition) + -tus suffix of verbal action

OTHER WORDS FROM coitus

co·i·tal [koh-i-tl], /ˈkoʊ ɪ tl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for coitus

coitus

coition (kəʊˈɪʃən)

/ (ˈkəʊɪtəs) /

noun
technical terms for sexual intercourse

Derived forms of coitus

coital, adjective

Word Origin for coitus

C18 coitus: from Latin: a uniting, from coīre to meet, from īre to go
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Medical definitions for coitus

coitus
[ kōĭ-təs, kō-ē- ]

n.
Sexual union between a male and a female involving insertion of the penis into the vagina.coition copulation

Other words from coitus

coi•tal adj.
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