1. [syn: insertion, introduction, intromission]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Intromission \In`tro*mis"sion\, n. [Cf. F. intromission. See
1. The act of sending in or of putting in; insertion.
2. Specifically; (Zool.) The insertion of the male copulatory
organ into the female in the process of coitus. --South.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
Four populations [of the vlei rat] varied in a
number of parameters of copulatory behavior, such as
latency to first mount, number of intromissions per
series, and latency to intromission after first
Issue No. 16,
3. The act of letting go in; admission.
4. (Scots Law) An intermeddling with the affairs of another,
either on legal grounds or without authority.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act of putting one thing into another [syn:
insertion, introduction, intromission]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
35 Moby Thesaurus words for "intromission":
acceptance, admission, admittance, baptism, embedment, enlistment,
enrollment, entrance, graft, grafting, immission, impaction,
impactment, implantation, inauguration, induction, infixion,
infusion, initiation, injection, inoculation, insertion,
insinuation, installation, instatement, interjection,
interpolation, introduction, investiture, ordination, penetration,
perfusion, tessellation, transplant, transplantation