coarctation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin coarctatio.

Noun[edit]

coarctation (countable and uncountable, plural coarctations)

  1. (medicine) A stenosis, especially of the aorta.
  2. (obsolete) confinement to a narrow space
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  3. (obsolete) pressure; that which presses
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