Meaning of coarctation
Pronunciation: (kō"ärk-tā'shun), [key]
- a narrowing of the lumen of a blood vessel.
- a congenital anomaly of the heart in which there is a narrowing of the aorta, resulting in abnormal blood flow.
- the condition of having the body enclosed in a hardened shell or puparium.
- coarctation (Thesaurus)