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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.
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in the manner of coitus
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Still another study found that, compared to a control group, women with neurotic disorders, schizophrenia and anorexia nervosa were less likely to be coitally orgasmic (Raboch, 1986).
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The Kitchen Court recognized that different-sex couples "may be naturally procreative," (36) which presumably meant that many of those couples can reproduce coitally. However, a separate question was whether the right to marry was predicated on the ability or, perhaps, the willingness to reproduce coitally or even to have children in the household at all.
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The moral right of the coitally infertile to reproduce is based on the same desire for offspring that the coitally fertile have.
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