coarctation

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noun co·arc·ta·tion \(ˌ)kō-ˌärk-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of coarctation

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

Origin and Etymology 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


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coarctation

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noun co·arc·ta·tion \(ˌ)kō-ˌärk-ˈtā-shən\

Medical Definition of coarctation

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


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