[koh-ap-tey-shuh n] /ˌkoʊ æpˈteɪ ʃən/
a joining or adjustment of parts to one another:
the coaptation of a broken bone.
the joining or reuniting of two surfaces, esp the ends of a broken bone or the edges of a wound
coaptation co·ap·ta·tion (kō’āp-tā’shən)
The joining together or fitting of two surfaces, such as the edges of a wound or the ends of a broken bone.
- Coaptation splint
coaptation splint n. A short splint designed to prevent overriding of the ends of a fractured bone, often supplemented by a longer splint to fix the entire limb.
- Coaptation suture
coaptation suture n. See apposition suture.
[koh-apt] /koʊˈæpt/ verb (used with object) 1. to bring close together: The surgeons coapted the edges of the wound.
coarct co·arct (kō-ärkt’) v. To restrict or press together, as a blood vessel.