coarctation


co·arc·ta·tion

noun \(ˌ)kō-ˌärk-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of COARCTATION

:  a stricture or narrowing especially of a canal or vessel (as the aorta)

Origin of COARCTATION

Latin coarctation-, coarctatio tightening, from coarctare, coartare to constrict, from co- + artare to fix firmly, from artus close, tight; akin to Latin artus joint — more at article
First Known Use: 1545

co·arc·ta·tion

noun \(ˌ)kō-ˌärk-ˈtā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of COARCTATION

: a stricture or narrowing especially of a canal or vessel (as the aorta)

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