coarctation


coarctation
noun Etymology: Latin coarctation-, coarctatio tightening, from coarctare, coartare to constrict, from co- + artare to fix firmly, from artus close, tight; akin to Latin artus joint — more at article Date: 1545 a stricture or narrowing especially of a canal or vessel (as the aorta)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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