coaptation

coaptation

[koh-ap-tey-shuhn]
noun
a joining or adjustment of parts to one another: the coaptation of a broken bone.

Origin:
1555–65; < Late Latin coaptātiōn-, stem of coaptātiō; see coapt, -ation

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coaptation (ˌkəʊæpˈteɪʃən)
 
n
the joining or reuniting of two surfaces, esp the ends of a broken bone or the edges of a wound
 
[C16: from Late Latin coaptātiō a meticulous joining together, from Latin co- together + aptāre to fit]

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coaptation co·ap·ta·tion (kō'āp-tā'shən)
n.
The joining together or fitting of two surfaces, such as the edges of a wound or the ends of a broken bone.

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