Coaptation
Coaptation Co`ap*ta"tion, n. [L. coaptatio, fr. coaptare to fit together; co- + aptare. See {Aptate}.] The adaptation or adjustment of parts to each other, as of a broken bone or dislocated joint. [1913 Webster]

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  • coaptation — [ koaptasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1834; « harmonie » 1542; du lat. coaptatio, de coaptare « ajuster » 1 ♦ Chir. Rapprochement et ajustement des bords d une plaie, des fragments d un os fracturé ou de deux extrémités articulaires luxées. 2 ♦ Biol. Dispositif …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Coaptation — lat., Anpassung; coaptiren, anpassen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • coaptation — index adjustment Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • coaptation — [kō΄ap tā′shən] n. [LL(Ec) coaptatio, an accurate joining together < coaptare, to fit, adjust < L co , together + aptare, to fit, adapt, freq. of apere, to fasten (see APT1): coined by Augustine to transl. Gr harmonia: see HARMONY] the… …   English World dictionary

  • coaptation — /koh ap tay sheuhn/, n. a joining or adjustment of parts to one another: the coaptation of a broken bone. [1555 65; < LL coaptation , s. of coaptatio; see COAPT, ATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • coaptation — ˌkōapˈtāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Late Latin coaptation , coaptatio, from coaptatus + ion , io ion : the adaptation or adjustment of parts to each other : the joining or fitting together (as of the ends of a broken bone or the edges of a wound) …   Useful english dictionary

  • coaptation — noun see coapt …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coaptation — noun The bringing together of two parts to form a seamless whole; used especially of a dislocated joint or a broken bone …   Wiktionary

  • coaptation — Joining or fitting together of two surfaces; e.g., the lips of a wound or the ends of a broken bone. [L. co apto, pp. aptatus, to fit together] * * * co·ap·ta·tion (.)kō .ap tā shən n the adaptation or adjustment of parts to each other: the… …   Medical dictionary

  • coaptation — (ko a pta sion) s. f. Terme de chirurgie. Action d adapter l une à l autre les deux extrémités d un os fracturé, ou de remettre à sa place un os luxé. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Co.... préfixe, et aptare, ajuster (voy. apte) …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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