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vb (tr)
to secure; fit together
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to join or adjust (separate parts) to one another: to coapt the edges of a wound.
[1560–70; < Latin coapt(āre) <aptāre to put into position]
co`ap•ta′tion, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.coapt - cause to adhere; "The wounds were coapted"
fill up, close - fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
2.coapt - fit tightly and fasten
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
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When the two leaflets of a mitral valve fail to close tightly between beats ("coapt"), blood leaks backwards, and the body does not receive sufficient oxygen.
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Cotton soaked in mineral oil can be used as packing to coapt the overlying skin to the cartilage if skin tenting occurs.
This simple observation is of great diagnostic importance, because the walls do not coapt when the lumen contains thrombus; even when the pressure applied is sufficient distort the shape of an adjacent artery.
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Nasal splints and intranasal packing applied at the time of incision and drainage will help to coapt the mucoperichondrial flaps and reduce the risk of reaccumulation of the abscess.