verb (used with object)
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.
[koh-ahrk-teyt, -tit] /koʊˈɑrk teɪt, -tɪt/ adjective 1. (of a pupa) having the body enclosed in a hardened shell or puparium. /kəʊˈɑːkteɪt/ adjective 1. (of a pupa) enclosed in a hard barrel-shaped case (puparium), as in the housefly 2. crowded or pressed together; constricted verb (intransitive) 3. (pathol) (esp of the aorta) to become narrower; become […]
[koh-ahrk-tey-shuh n] /ˌkoʊ ɑrkˈteɪ ʃən/ noun 1. Pathology. 2. Entomology. the condition of having the body enclosed in a hardened shell or puparium. coarctation co·arc·ta·tion (kō’ärk-tā’shən) n. A constriction, stricture, or stenosis.
[kawrs, kohrs] /kɔrs, koʊrs/ adjective, coarser, coarsest. 1. composed of relatively large parts or particles: The beach had rough, coarse sand. 2. lacking in fineness or delicacy of texture, structure, etc.: The stiff, coarse fabric irritated her skin. 3. harsh; grating. 4. lacking delicacy, taste, or refinement; unpolished: He had coarse manners but an absolutely […]