coapt

verb
co·​apt | \ kō-ˈapt How to pronounce coapt (audio) \
coapted; coapting; coapts

Definition of coapt

transitive verb

: to fit together and make fast

Other Words from coapt

coaptation \ (ˌ)kō-​ˌap-​ˈtā-​shən How to pronounce coaptation (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of coapt

1570, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coapt

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

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co·​apt | \ kō-ˈapt How to pronounce coapt (audio) \

Medical Definition of coapt

: to close or fasten together : cause to adhere the margins of the wound were then closely coapted with suturesBiological Abstracts

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