coitus

[ koh-i-tuh s ]
/ ˈkoʊ ɪ təs /

noun

sexual intercourse, especially between a man and a woman.

Origin of coitus

1705–15; < Latin: a coming together, uniting, sexual intercourse, equivalent to coi- (see coition) + -tus suffix of v. action

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British Dictionary definitions for postcoital (1 of 2)

postcoital

/ (pəʊstˈkəʊɪtəl) /

adjective

of or relating to the period after sexual intercourse

British Dictionary definitions for postcoital (2 of 2)

coitus

coition (kəʊˈɪʃən)

/ (ˈkəʊɪtəs) /

noun

technical terms for sexual intercourse

Derived Forms

coital, adjective

Word Origin for coitus

C18 coitus: from Latin: a uniting, from coīre to meet, from īre to go
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Medicine definitions for postcoital (1 of 2)

postcoital

[ pōst-kōĭ-tl, -kō-ētl ]

adj.

Following coitus.

Related forms

post•coi•tal•ly adv.

Medicine definitions for postcoital (2 of 2)

coitus

[ kōĭ-təs, kō-ē- ]

n.

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

Related forms

coi•tal adj.
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