coronary

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin coronarius, from corona (crown).

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Adjective[edit]

coronary (comparative more coronary, superlative most coronary)

  1. (obsolete) Pertaining to a crown or garland.
    • Bishop Pearson
      coronary thorns
    • Sir Thomas Browne
      The catalogue of coronary plants is not large in Theophrastus.
  2. (anatomy) Encircling something (like a crown), especially with regard to the arteries or veins of the heart.

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Noun[edit]

coronary (plural coronaries)

  1. A coronary thrombosis or heart attack.
    Manny had a coronary last week, followed by a triple bypass.
  2. A small bone in the foot of a horse.

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