coapt

verb co·apt \ kō-ˈapt \

Definition of coapt

: 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


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coapt

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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