transitive verb Etymology: Late Latin coaptare, from Latin co- + aptus fastened, fit — more at apt Date: 1570 to fit together and make fast • coaptation noun

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  • coapt — co•apt [[t]koʊˈæpt[/t]] v. t. srg to join or adjust (separate parts) to one another: to coapt the edges of a wound[/ex] • Etymology: 1560–70; < L coapt(āre) < aptāre to put into position co ap•ta′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • coapt — /koh apt /, v.t. to bring close together: The surgeons coapted the edges of the wound. [1560 70; < L coapt(are), equiv. to co CO + aptare to put into position, v. deriv. of aptus APT] * * * …   Universalium

  • coapt — 1. verb To fit together, especially by mutual adaptation See Also: coaptation 2. noun methyl cyanoacrylate …   Wiktionary

  • coapt — To join or fit together. * * * co·apt kō apt vt to close or fasten together: cause to adhere <the margins of the wound were then closely coapted with sutures (Biol. Abstracts)> * * * co·apt (ko aptґ) [L. coaptare] to join together, as the… …   Medical dictionary

  • coapt — v. fit pieces together …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coapt — co·apt …   English syllables

  • coapt — verb 1. cause to adhere The wounds were coapted • Syn: ↑conglutinate • Derivationally related forms: ↑conglutination (for: ↑conglutinate) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • coaptation — noun see coapt …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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