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Definition of coitus noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

coitus

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkɔɪtəs//
 
, BrE//ˈkəʊɪtəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkoʊɪtəs//
 
[uncountable] (medical or formal)
 
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= sexual intercourse Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Latin, from coire ‘go together’, from co- ‘together’ + ire ‘go’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: coitus