coaptation

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coaptation

(ˌkəʊæpˈteɪʃən)
n
(Medicine) the joining or reuniting of two surfaces, esp the ends of a broken bone or the edges of a wound
[C16: from Late Latin coaptātiō a meticulous joining together, from Latin co- together + aptāre to fit]
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End-to-side anastomoses of transected nerves to prevent neuroma formation include coaptations of the nerve endings to the adjacent nerve or back upon itself.