coaptation

[koh-ap-tey-shuh n]

Origin of coaptation

1555–65; < Late Latin coaptātiōn-, stem of coaptātiō; see coapt, -ation
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Examples from the Web for coaptation

Historical Examples of coaptation

  • These stitches of coaptation may be interrupted or continuous.

    Manual of Surgery

    Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

  • Relaxation stitches should be removed in four or five days, and stitches of coaptation in from seven to ten days.

    Manual of Surgery

    Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles


British Dictionary definitions for coaptation

coaptation

noun
  1. the joining or reuniting of two surfaces, esp the ends of a broken bone or the edges of a wound

Word Origin for coaptation

C16: from Late Latin coaptātiō a meticulous joining together, from Latin co- together + aptāre to fit
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coaptation in Medicine

coaptation

[kō′ăp-tāshən]
n.
  1. The joining together or fitting of two surfaces, such as the edges of a wound or the ends of a broken bone.
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