coarctation

noun
co·​arc·​ta·​tion | \ (ˌ)kō-ˌärk-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce coarctation (audio) \

Definition of coarctation

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

First Known Use of coarctation

1545, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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coarctation

noun
co·​arc·​ta·​tion | \ (ˌ)kō-ˌärk-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce coarctation (audio) \

Medical Definition of coarctation

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

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