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  • Coapt

    [koh-apt] /koʊˈæpt/ verb (used with object) 1. to bring close together: The surgeons coapted the edges of the wound.

  • Coaptation

    [koh-ap-tey-shuh n] /ˌkoʊ æpˈteɪ ʃən/ noun 1. a joining or adjustment of parts to one another: the coaptation of a broken bone. /ˌkəʊæpˈteɪʃən/ noun 1. 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) n. The joining together or fitting of […]

  • 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.

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