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 (koi′təs, kō′ĭ-təs, kō-ē′-)
Sexual union between a male and a female involving insertion of the penis into the vagina.

[Latin, from past participle of coīre, to copulate : co-, co- + īre, to go, come; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]

coit′al adj.
coit′al·ly adv.


(ˈkəʊɪtəs) or


(Zoology) technical terms for sexual intercourse
[C18 coitus: from Latin: a uniting, from coīre to meet, from īre to go]
ˈcoital adj


(ˈkoʊ ɪ təs)

sexual intercourse, esp. between a man and a woman.
[1705–15; < Latin: a coming together, uniting, sexual intercourse =coi- (see coition) + -tus suffix of v. action]
co′i•tal, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coitus - the act of sexual procreation between a man and a womancoitus - the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
defloration - the act of depriving a woman of her virginity (especially by rupturing the hymen through sexual intercourse)
insemination - the introduction of semen into the genital tract of a female
hank panky - illicit sexual intercourse
penetration - the act (by a man) of inserting his penis into the vagina of a woman
criminal congress, unlawful carnal knowledge - forbidden or tabu sexual intercourse between individuals


noun sexual intercourse, sex, coupling, congress, mating, nookie (slang), copulation, rumpy-pumpy (slang), coition, the other (informal), union During coitus, the male ejaculates millions of sperm cells.


[ˈkɔɪtəs] Ncoito m
coitus interruptuscoitus m interruptus


[ˈkəʊɪtəs] ncoït m


n. L. coito, acto sexual.


n coito; — interruptus coitus interruptus m, coito interrumpido
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A condom is a barrier method commonly used during coitus to reduce the chances of pregnancy and the spread of STDs and AIDS.
Francine shared that the injury was possibly cause by the angle they had during coitus as she sat on top of Andrew who sat on a stool with no cushion.
If natural lubrication is a problem during intimacy, do use water based lubricant rather than having a red inflamed vagina post coitus.
He added that the issues such as adherence to a regular dosing schedule are significantly reduced by continuous release of the drugs into the vaginal mucosa independently of coitus and daily dosing.
Should anyone think that a Latin dictionary is dry per se, many of the entries here will force a rethink, such as coitus interruptus (37) or sede vacante (221).
Rogen has played a pot-smoking dude before and he gamely sheds his clothes for toe-curling scenes of coitus interruptus with Byrne.
Coitus interruptus in the course of lovemaking, however, is permitted if its intent is incidental and not deliberately intended to prevent pregnancy (Tasefot Ri'd on Yevatmot).
These eight essays examine a wide variety of issues surrounding mental health during 1200-1700, including emotions and psychological health in Aquinas; miraculous consolation for a bereft mother; fear, fantasy ad sleep in medieval medicine; anger and the mind-body connection in medieval and early modern medicine; coitus, desire and hygiene in medieval and early modern Spain; sadness at the time of Shakespeare; melancholia in the Renaissance; and music and spirit in early modern thought,
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Now, as proponents of gay marriage emphasize love, fidelity, and commitment, the conservatives are fetishizing coitus.
The police have recovered a pen drive containing clips of the swami's coitus and laptop from the blackmailers.
We start with his verb COIT, apparently a back-formation of COITUS.