coarctation

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

Definition of coarctation

: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


Medical Dictionary

coarctation

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

medical Definition of coarctation

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

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