Definition of coarctation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkōärkˈtāSH(ə)n/


Congenital narrowing of a short section of the aorta.
Example sentences
  • These anomalies include patent ductus arteriosus, vascular ring, and coarctation of aorta.
  • Peripheral pulses (radial and femoral) also should be measured for rate and rhythm and to rule out coarctation of the aorta.
  • Now he had a coarctation of the aorta and would probably need major surgery.


Late Middle English: from Latin coarctatio(n-), from the verb coarctare (see coarctate).

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Syllabification: co·arc·ta·tion

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