coaptation definition

  • noun:
    • The combining of two components to make a seamless whole; made use of specifically of a dislocated joint or a broken bone tissue
    • The version or adjustment of components to one another, at the time of a broken bone tissue or dislocated combined.
    • The version or adjustment of components together.
    • In surgery, the work of placing the broken extremities of a bone within their normal place, or of rebuilding a luxated bone to its spot; bone-setting.
    • In structure, a type of gliding articulation of just one bone with another, as compared to the patella using the femur.

Related Sources

  • Sentence for "coaptation"
    • In other words, the operator, grasping…
    • View More
  • Form for "coaptation"
77 votes

How would you define coaptation?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!