coarctation

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin coarctatio.

NounEdit

coarctation (countable and uncountable, plural coarctations)

  1. (medicine) A stenosis, especially of the aorta.
  2. (obsolete) confinement to a narrow space
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  3. (obsolete) pressure; that which presses
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ray to this entry?)
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