coapt

[ koh-apt ]
/ koʊˈæpt /

verb (used with object)

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

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Origin of coapt

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