Definition of Coaptation

1. n. The adaptation or adjustment of parts to each other, as of a broken bone or dislocated joint.



Definition of Coaptation

1. Noun. The bringing together of two parts to form a seamless whole; used especially of a dislocated joint or a broken bone ¹

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Definition of Coaptation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Coaptation

1. Joining or fitting together of two surfaces; e.g., the lips of a wound or the ends of a broken bone. Origin: L. Co-apto, pp. -aptatus, to fit together (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coaptation

coannex
coannexed
coannexes
coannexing
coannihilation
coannihilations
coappear
coappeared
coappearing
coappears
coapplied
coapplies
coapply
coapplying
coapt
coaptation (current term)
coaptation splint
coaptation suture
coaptations
coapted
coapting
coapts
coaration
coarb
coarbs
coarct
coarctate
coarctate retina

Literary usage of Coaptation

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1. Clinical Lectures on the Diseases of Women by James Young Simpson (1872)
"It is a thousand times better to do this and other steps of the operation well, than to do them quickly. 3. coaptation OF THE EDGES OF THE ..."

2. Principles of surgery by Nicholas Senn (1895)
"In the treatment of fractures, as in the treatment of wounds of the soft parts, accurate coaptation and effective fixation should be aimed at so Fio. п. ..."

3. Antiseptic surgery by William Watson Cheyne (1882)
"... stitches—Stitches of relaxation—Stitches of coaptation—Aseptic strapping—Protective : Deep dressing : Loose gauze: Gauze dressing: Elastic bandage. ..."

4. Manual of the antiseptic treatment of wounds: For Students and Practitioners by William Watson Cheyne (1885)
"... stitches— Stitches of relaxation—Stitches of coaptation—Aseptic strapping— Protective: Deep dressing : Loose gauze : Gauze dressing: Elastic bandage. ..."

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