coapt

[ koh-apt ]
/ koʊˈæpt /

verb (used with object)

to bring close together: The surgeons coapted the edges of the wound.

Origin of coapt

1560–70; < Latin coapt(āre), equivalent to co- co- + aptāre to put into position, verbal derivative of aptus apt
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