coaptation

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The bringing together of two parts to form a seamless whole; used especially of a dislocated joint or a broken bone
{n} the adjustment of parts to each other
The adaptation of things or people to each other
(Medicine) The drawing together of the separated tissue in a wound or fracture
The adaptation or adjustment of parts to each other, as of a broken bone or dislocated joint
{i} adaptation of parts to each other
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coaptation splint
A short splint, used with a longer one that covers the entire limb, that prevents the ends of a fractured bone from overriding
coaptation

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    co·ap·ta·tion

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    Etymologie

    [ kO-'apt ] (transitive verb.) 1570. Late Latin coaptare, from Latin co- + aptus fastened, fit; more at APT.

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