coarctation

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Related to Coarctation of the aorta: tetralogy of Fallot, patent ductus arteriosus

co·arc·ta·tion

 (kō′ärk-tā′shən)
n.
A narrowing or constricting, especially of the aorta or of a blood vessel.

co•arc•ta•tion

(ˌkoʊ ɑrkˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a narrowing or constriction, as of a blood vessel.
2. the condition of being encased in a hard skin, as an insect larva.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin coar(c)tātiō crowding together]

coarctation

1. Obsolete, the act of confining, as in a narrow space.
2. restriction of liberty.
See also: Captivity
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coarctation - tight or narrow compression
compression, contraction, condensation - the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together; "the contraction of a gas on cooling"
2.coarctation - (biology) a narrowing or constriction of a vessel or canal; especially a congenital narrowing of the aorta
narrowing - an instance of becoming narrow
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
Translations

co·arc·ta·tion

n. coartación, estrechez.

coarctation

n coartación f
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