verb co·apt \kō-ˈapt\

Definition of COAPT

transitive verb
:  to fit together and make fast
co·ap·ta·tion \(ˌ)kō-ˌap-ˈtā-shən\ noun

Origin of COAPT

Late Latin coaptare, from Latin co- + aptus fastened, fit — more at apt
First Known Use: 1570
Medical Dictionary


transitive verb co·apt \kō-ˈapt\

Medical Definition of COAPT

:  to close or fasten together :  cause to adhere <the margins of the wound were then closely coapted with sutures—Biological Abstracts>


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