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Meaning of COARCTATION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (biology) a narrowing or constriction of a vessel or canal; especially a congenital narrowing of the aorta
  2. [n]  tight or narrow compression
 

COARCTATION is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: constriction
 
 See Also: compression, condensation, contraction, narrowing

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Co`arc*ta"tion\, n. [L. coarctatio.]
1. Confinement to a narrow space. [Obs.] --Bacon.

2. Pressure; that which presses. [Obs.] --Ray.

3. (Med.) A stricture or narrowing, as of a canal, cavity, or
   orifice.

 

 

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