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coaptation

[ koh-ap-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌkoʊ æpˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun

a joining or adjustment of parts to one another: the coaptation of a broken bone.

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Origin of coaptation

1555–65; <Late Latin coaptātiōn-, stem of coaptātiō;see coapt, -ation
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British Dictionary definitions for coaptation

coaptation
/ (ˌkəʊæpˈteɪʃən) /

noun

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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Medical definitions for coaptation

coaptation
[ kō′ăp-tāshən ]

n.

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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