coapt

coapt

[koh-apt]
verb (used with object)
to bring close together: The surgeons coapted the edges of the wound.

Origin:
1560–70; < Latin coapt(āre), equivalent to co- co- + aptāre to put into position, verbal derivative of aptus apt

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coapt

verb
1. cause to adhere; "The wounds were coapted" 
2. fit tightly and fasten 
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