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coapt

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verb co·apt \kō-ˈapt\

Definition of coapt

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to fit together and make fast

coaptation

play \(ˌ)kō-ˌap-ˈtā-shən\ noun


Origin and Etymology of coapt

Late Latin coaptare, from Latin co- + aptus fastened, fit — more at apt


First Known Use: 1570


Medical Dictionary

coapt

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transitive verb co·apt \kō-ˈapt\

Medical Definition of coapt

  1. :  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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