coaptation

noun

co·​ap·​ta·​tion (ˌ)kō-ˌap-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce coaptation (audio)
: the adaptation or adjustment of parts to each other : the joining or fitting together (as of the ends of a broken bone or the edges of a wound)

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“Coaptation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/coaptation. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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