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coarctation

Syllabification: co·arc·ta·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌkōärkˈtāSH(ə)n
 
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Definition of coarctation in English:

noun

Medicine
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.

Origin

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

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